Nonprofit VOTE and Independent Sector are partnering to bring you a new blog series, Mission Possible. This series will explore the different ways a variety of nonprofits are embedding voter engagement into their work. We believe that even limited voter engagement can help you enhance your mission and drive positive change for your communities and the people you serve. But don’t take our word for it, check out these examples. Each month, Mission Possible will feature one organization and the unique way they are mobilizing their communities.
In our latest installment of Mission Possible, we caught up with Robin Sayles, director of supportive housing at Options for Community Living, a nonprofit based in Long Island, NY that helps those most in need find supporting housing. Sayles discusses why it’s important that their staff and the communities they serve understand the direct correlation between using their voice with elected officials and the policy decisions made by elected officials to help those communities thrive.