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

Holiday Blues and Holiday Hopes

November 29, 2018 In this month’s entry in Voqal’s grantmaking blog series, Director of Grantmaking Brenda Sears highlights three organizations that are working hard to create a better future for marginalized populations. For many people, the holidays do not bring the joy and happiness advertised in movies, songs and greeting cards. Unfortunately, many people are Read More

Voqal Promotes Wireless Competition in Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Proceeding

November 14, 2018 Voqal believes telecommunications policy should be focused on ensuring the country’s telecommunications resources and infrastructure contribute to a socially equitable world for all. This goal of equity in telecommunications extends to those who control our nation’s electromagnetic airwaves or “spectrum” – a vital public resource that has been increasingly licensed and concentrated Read More

Voqal Supports Big Wins for Direct Democracy in 2018

November 8, 2018 As Voqal’s grantmaking team mentioned in a previous blog post, Voqal supported several campaigns focused on advancing progressive policies or preventing inequitable policies from passing via ballot initiatives during the 2018 election. Now that the dust has settled, it’s important to highlight a few of those victories. Colorado Amendment A: Passed Voqal 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

Elevating the Voices of People of Color in District Attorney Races

November 2, 2018 Faith in Action Fund (previously known as PICO Action Fund), is one of the most dynamic political action funds in the country. Deeply committed to building power in communities of color, Faith in Action Fund is making waves that will reverberate through multiple generations. The fund works to make elected officials accountable Read More

Voqal Connects with Chicago Grantees

November 1, 2018 Earlier this week, Voqal had the opportunity to engage with its grantee community in Chicago. On Saturday, Voqal attended a live taping of The Hoodiosie. One of Voqal’s newest grantees in Chicago, The Hoodoisie is a radically-policized, bi-weekly live news show occurring in a different gentrifying neighborhood every month. This week’s episode Read More

Bridging the Digital Divide through Cooperation in Tennessee

October 25, 2018 Mélange encourages self-sustainable programs with communities in need through multicultural arts, media and education. It hosts and organizes multicultural art, media and educational exhibits, events and performances for the general public with the goal of promoting equality, inclusion and community building. With support from Voqal, it continued to conduct its Rural Broadband Campaign Read More

Three Scary Ballot Initiatives

October 24, 2018 In this month’s entry in our grantmaking blog series, Voqal’s Director of Grantmaking, Brenda Sears shares three ballot initiatives that Voqal grantees are working hard to defeat. Creepy and kooky. Mysterious and spooky. All together ooky. Some ballot initiatives. In many places, the most important policy changes this year will not come Read More