Charity’s advocacy role

Not speaking out on issues is irresponsible.

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The role of charities in advocacy depends on the mission of the organization.

In most cases, I believe, it is irresponsible not to be involved in advocacy.

This can take various forms, but must not include involvement in an individual campaign through contributions.

Clearly, staff of a charity may and often should be involved in raising issues of importance to the organization and the people it is intended to benefit.

Howard Shaver, president, The Shaver Group, Albuquerque, N.M.

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