Mobile Citizen Spotlight: Aiding Florida’s Disaster Relief During Hurricane Irma

November 15, 2017 Nonprofit organizations are used to helping communities in need. It is what they do best. In times of disaster, however, that need evolves and expands, as was the case in Florida when Hurricane Irma blew across the entire state leaving more than 1.9 million customers without power. For many, that also meant Read More

Voqal Funds Cutting Edge Research Proving Media’s Impact

November 9, 2017 Voqal was the primary funder of an innovative research project led by Harvard University Professor Gary King and published today in Science magazine that found small media outlets can have a dramatic impact on the national conversation about major public policy issues such as employment, immigration and the environment. Specifically, the study Read More

Voqal Releases 2017 Annual Report

November 8, 2017 Voqal is proud to announce the release of this year’s annual report. Fiscal year 2017 was another successful year for Voqal as many innovative ideas that began as simply as a plan on a sticky note came to fruition. By executing those plans we continued our quest to fulfill the mission of Read More

Voqal Education: Holding School Accountability Accountable

November 3, 2017 The following is the latest post from Voqal Education Program Director Vinny Badolato sharing his thoughts on the need for better accountability measures for America’s education system. I’ve been thinking a lot about school quality and accountability lately. My oldest son entered third grade this year, which marks the major milestone of Read More

Taking the Money Out of Politics: A Weighty Lift — Go Bold

November 1, 2017 As part of our series featuring Voqal’s recent strategic review of its philanthropic investments to address money in politics, we look at the second of six recommendations from the Taking Money Out of Politics: A Weighty Lift report. Also, you can read about the first recommendation in last week’s post, Taking the Read More

Community Organizations in Action Helps Diverse Constituencies Pass the Future Energy Jobs Act in Illinois

October 26, 2017 Community Organizations in Action (formerly National People’s Action) works to promote economic, racial and social equity through national, regional and local advocacy campaigns. Its People and Planet First Campaign aims to address the triple crisis of expanding inequality, a broken democracy and a planet in peril. Thanks to support from Voqal, this Read More