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October 2009


A publication of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty for the benefit of its affiliates

This issue of Abolition Agenda offers several guides regarding human resources and fundraising efforts for Affiliates, as well as information about our upcoming 2010 Annual Conference in Louisville, KY.  It also features some communications strategies for reaching more people of color. 

If you haven't already, please visit to find out more about our new campaign to spread the word that an innocent man has been executed.

We hope you find this information useful, and thanks again for all the work you do!

Diann Rust-Tierney
Executive Director, NCADP

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NCADP 2010 Annual Conference - Building Bridges to Wider Audiences

Kentucky is famous for its bluegrass music, the Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, and as the birthplace of heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali. In January it will also be known as the site of one of the largest national gatherings of death penalty abolitionists in the country, when the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty holds its 2010 Conference and Dinner at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel from January 14 to January 17 in LouisvilleRead more.

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Fundraising for Affiliates

Ed Fichter, Vice President for Development at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, NCADP Board Member Paul O'Shea, and Sachin Chheda presented a session on affiliate training at this year's ALTI.  Read more.

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Human Resources Considerations for Affiliates

By Margaret Summers 

How do you determine your organization's staffing needs? What does a "volunteer coordinator" do? How often should a performance evaluation of paid staff be conducted? These and other matters were discussed during the August 25, 2009 training conference call about human resources issues in nonprofits. Read more.

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Communications Strategies to People of Color

By Margaret Summers

People of color are a crucial constituency for our movement. Our communications and messaging plans should include outreach to news media outlets of color. But how do we find the names and locations of newspapers, television and radio stations and blogs which are owned and/or operated by people of color? How do we establish relationships with these outlets? Read more.

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Abolition Agenda is an information service for Affiliates of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Your input is an important part of its content. Share your success stories and lessons learned with us so we can share them with all Affiliates. Contact us at

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