Why Kids Impact Initiative?

Advocates play a critical role in effecting social change. While there are many effective child advocates, most have their hands full advancing agendas or preventing harm to programs that serve children, and they rarely have the bandwidth to tackle field-wide factors. Kids Impact Initiative focuses on developing advocacy strategies that cut across issues and organizations. Drawing upon examples from within and outside of the child advocacy field, Kids Impact undertakes research and strategy development in the following areas: effective ways to hold leaders accountable on children’s issues, ways to identify and support a next generation of advocates for children, and lessons about successful nonprofit leadership, primarily based upon first-hand experience.