Massachusetts Appleseed's Philosophy
We believe that systemic reform is a powerful advocacy strategy for effecting broad-scale solutions to issues that prevent equal treatment for all.
We identify issues that have not been fully addressed by either public or private sectors and offer solutions which promote self-sufficiency for Massachusetts communities and residents.
We are independent, non-partisan and objective. We take a position on an issue only after thoroughly researching it from all sides.
We leverage our lean budget by cultivating significant pro bono support from law firms, accountants and other professionals, allowing our active board and dedicated staff to accomplish significantly more work in shorter periods of time.
We organize volunteers, including attorneys and other experts, who work in teams to analyze issues and propose solutions.
We work closely with community stakeholders to gather input, garner support and build consensus around proposed solutions and their implementation.
We don't simply call for change, we make change happen!
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