Posted Jul 24, 2018 01:25 PM
While it may seem like well-funded special interest groups are drowning out citizens in the public policy advocacy space, nonprofits shouldn’t feel like they’re voiceless. With proper strategy and allies, creating lasting change at the local, state, and national levels is possible.
Refer to these resources to improve your ability to persuade policymakers to fight for causes you are passionate about.
- The Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy initiative offers tools for effective advocacy.
- The National Council of Nonprofits’ Everyday Advocacy Resources provides toolkits, articles, and links to books, case studies, government reports, and videos.
- Laurel O’Sullivan is the founder of the Advocacy Collaborative and an expert in nonprofit advocacy. Watch this video where she points out that advocacy can (and should) be integral to your mission. Also, check out her YouTube channel for further advice.
- Ready to meet with your local congressional representative or city council member? The Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls outlines strategies for successfully influencing legislators.