Happy National Inventors Day: Celebrating Voqal Fellows

January 25, 2019 In this month’s entry in Voqal’s grantmaking blog series, Director of Grantmaking Brenda Sears looks forward to National Inventors Day by highlighting three past Voqal Fellows and their projects focused on advancing social change. Storm from the X-Men was right when she said “we live in an age of darkness, a world Read More

New Media Ventures Announces 2019 Open Call

January 16, 2019 Voqal grantee, New Media Ventures recently announced its 2019 Open Call for applications. New Media Ventures invests in movements, technology and media that power the future. Its focus is on scalable solutions from diverse, mission-driven teams. New Media Ventures’ Open Call is looking for startups that are focused on four critical areas. Read More

Voqal Says Goodbye to Board Member Garlin Gilchrist II

January 8, 2019 As we start 2019, we say farewell to Voqal board member, Garlin Gilchrist II who resigned from the board in December after being elected Lieutenant Governor of Michigan. Garlin joined Voqal in 2011 and has spent the past eight years providing his valuable insight and leadership during a time of great change Read More

Looking Back as We Move Forward

January 4, 2019 2018 was another busy year for the organizations and individuals working to create a more socially equitable world. Whether it was the continued efforts to restore Net Neutrality or the work to protect the basic human rights of everyday Americans, our partners had their hands full rising to the challenges of an Read More

Continue the Fight for Net Neutrality

December 13, 2018 Voqal is a proud supporter of a free and open internet. Unfortunately, in June the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) successfully repealed the very net neutrality rules that ensure such an internet exists. The good news is that many of Voqal’s grantees (and other like-minded organizations) have continued the fight to reinstate these Read More

Two Great Opportunities for Nonprofit Professionals from Mobile Citizen Partner NTEN

December 6, 2018 A valued partner of Mobile Citizen (and by extension Voqal), NTEN supports organizations by convening the nonprofit community, offering professional credentials and training and facilitating an open exchange of ideas. Voqal values the opportunities that arise from a vibrant and collaborative nonprofit community. With that idea in mind, here are two excellent Read More

Fighting for Equity Through Campaign Finance Reform

November 7, 2018 Common Cause Illinois has an innovative, pragmatic and comprehensive pro-democracy agenda. It leads and defines the democracy reform movement, promoting solutions already succeeding in some communities to shift power to the people. Voqal’s support enabled Common Cause Illinois to build a movement around campaign finance reform that is heavily grounded in equity. Read More