CEO Blog: Public Policy
Earlier this month, I joined 50 executives from Alliance and United Neighborhood Centers of America member organizations in San Antonio for the Alliance Executive Leadership Conference. From there, I went to Albany, N.Y., where I participated in the strategic planning kickoff for the affiliation between Alliance members Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child and Parent Center.
These two dynamic organizations are affiliating for what promises to be a very strategic and impactful opportunity for the children, families, and communities they serve. The resulting organization will be called Northern Rivers Family Services. … more
As the frenzied election season continues to gain steam throughout the spring and summer, it is essential that we, as a network, ask all candidates—national, state, and local—to respond to questions that matter to the communities we serve.
We have an obligation to educate candidates about the issues important to our communities and make sure they understand who we are. Imagine if candidates viewed our network not as 500 organizations serving vulnerable children and families, but 500 organizations serving millions of voters. … more
The nonprofit human services sector needs to take note of the truly stunning actions taken by the various organizations to mobilize the vast network of Internet users to whip up opposition to internet legislation they opposed (Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act or PIPA in the U.S. Senate).
What I loved about this effort, regardless of my position on the proposed legislation, is that not one paid lobbyist had to walk into Senator Harry Reid’s office to get the bills stopped. … more
About the Author
Susan Dreyfus is president and CEO of the Alliance and its parent holding company, Families International. In her capacity as president and CEO of Families International, she is CEO of United Neighborhood Centers of America and Ways to Work. Immediately preceding this role, she was secretary of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. She also previously was senior vice president and COO of the Alliance and Families International.