substack

Is Substack for Non-Profit Communications Worth It?

by Joe Fuld (He/Him)

Should I use Substack for Non-Profit communications?  Substack is primarily a newsletter and blogging platform. Think of it as a more user-friendly version of Medium that has garnered a large following. Many people I know regularly post on Substack. Initially, I explored Substacks focused on branding, organization, and food, but the platform's political content has grown, and I now follow a few political Substacks.

Brandon Wolf

7 Questions with Brandon Wolf

by Elizabeth Rowe (She/Her)

Brandon Wolf is a nationally recognized gun safety and LGBTQ+ civil rights advocate and public speaker. Brandon is a survivor of the 2016 shooting at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub. After losing two of his best friends that night, Brandon set out to honor their and the other 47 victims’ legacies with action. Brandon is a co-founder of The Dru Project, a non-profit organization that helps fund higher education to empower youth and future leaders in the LGBTQ+ community. We asked Brandon 7 questions about his experience and career path.

Advocacy strategies

Advocacy Strategy Tools to Build Your Advocacy Organization

by Joe Fuld (He/Him)

Advocacy strategies can be time-consuming to create and difficult to execute. We have written often about the core elements of an advocacy plan, but taking the time to develop your advocacy strategy is an important step. But where do you begin? Try using strategy tools.

advocacy hurdles

Improve Your Advocacy Campaign – Common Advocacy Hurdles

by Joe Fuld (He/Him)

When you’re a part of an advocacy campaign, spotting issues and fixing them are not always easy. In the realm of advocacy, there will always be bumps in the road, that is the nature of making change. Identifying common advocacy hurdles and proactively planning for solutions is a good strategy that can improve your campaign. 

advocacy marketing

10 Tips to Amp Up Your Advocacy Marketing

by Phoebe Retta (She/Her)

If you've ever worked on an issue advocacy campaign, you know that convincing a person to even listen to your message can be a difficult task. Now, more than ever, public opinion has become harder to shape when people tune out information more than they tune it in.

row of customer service representatives at work

Patch-Through Calls: What Are They & When to Use Them

by Joe Fuld (He/Him)

Organizations and campaigns have used patch-through calls for years when they need many people to reach out to elected officials. But in an era of cord-cutting and digital everything, will folks still take the time to get patched-through to a lawmaker? And will lawmakers listen? The answer is maybe.

Texting fot advocacy

Texting for Advocacy | Using SMS for Nonprofits

by Alice McLoughlin (She/Her)

Have you been implementing SMS for advocacy, or texting for advocacy, into your issue advocacy or public affairs campaigns? Texting for advocacy is an important tool for nonprofits and organizations creating an issue advocacy communications program.

Advocacy Emails

Advocacy Email Campaigns: Don't Ignore Email for Advocacy

by Phoebe Retta (She/Her)

Advocacy emails are a powerful tool. For many groups and organizations, advocacy emails can amplify their message in a positive way. As you are probably well aware, most people use their email for both work and personal use, so communicating with your supporters with this medium is a logical choice.

advocacy engagement

Advocacy Engagement, Tactics and Strategies Evolved

by Martín Diego Garcia (He/Him)

Engaging individuals in advocacy efforts is an essential part of creating lasting change. But it can be a challenge to get people to take meaningful action, and even more challenging to keep them engaged over the long term. That's where the advocacy engagement funnel comes in.

Grasstops vs Grassroots Advocacy

Grasstops vs Grassroots Advocacy

by Ben Holse (He/Him)

Grasstops and grassroots are both an important part to any successful advocacy campaign. Maybe you’ve heard the term and have asked, “What’s the difference?" They sure sound the same. Well, you're not the only one scratching your head.

Advocacy Campaign

Advocacy Training: 7 Questions w/ Martín Diego Garcia

by The Campaign Workshop

Martín Diego Garcia has devoted his professional career to building a more representative democracy. For the past nine years. Martin has developed advocacy training, and trained and developed the leadership abilities of thousands of candidates, campaign operatives, and advocates. He is passionate about uplifting marginalized communities and advancing a progressive and inclusive political agenda.

Advocacy Myths

12 Advocacy Myths That Hurt Your Organization

by Tobias Cebulash (He/Him)

With advocacy campaign season in full swing, it's time to clear the air on some common advocacy myths about what will and won't hurt your advocacy group.