• Grasstops vs Grassroots Advocacy

    May 29, 2023 by Ben Holse (he/him)

    Grasstops vs Grassroots Advocacy

    Grasstops vs. Grassroots Advocacy: What's the Difference?

    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. 

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  • Community Advocacy Basics: What You Need to Know

    May 15, 2023 by Phoebe Retta (she/her)

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    Using Community Advocacy to Make the Change Your Community Deserves 

    If you are thinking of working for a community advocacy group, here are some tips to get you started. As we have seen, both globally and locally, the best advocates for change are people who can tell a story that move people towards action — no matter their age or walk of life. The exciting thing about advocacy is that there are hundreds of worthy causes ready for you to join in on. Once you find what you feel most passionate about, you’ll be one step closer to taking these challenges on. 

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  • Advocacy Campaign Tips to Help You Succeed

    May 08, 2023 by Alice McLoughlin (she/her)

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    Advocacy Campaign Strategies to Accomplish Your Goals

    Executing a successful and impactful advocacy campaign requires time, dedication, and organization. In today’s day and age, there is strong competition from various advocacy issues fighting for attention, so to run a successful campaign, you will need to be ready to hit the ground running. We have put together several tips to help ensure you can run an effective and winning advocacy campaign. 

    Provide your campaign a clear and measurable goal.

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  • Using Opposition Research to Boost Your Advocacy Campaigns

    Mar 27, 2023 by Tobias Cebulash (he/him)

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    Getting Started with Advocacy Opposition Research

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  • Advocacy Strategy and Advocacy Tactics: What is the Difference?

    Mar 20, 2023 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Advocacy Strategy and Advocacy Tactics: Do you Know the Difference? 

    You and your organization have worked hard to create great policy. Now, how do you get Congress or your state legislature to turn policy recommendations into policy reality? You need to advocate for it. Advocacy can come in many shapes and budget sizes. But whether it’s round or square, big or small, you need to have a plan. You need a clear and detailed advocacy strategy that outlines your overall goal and effective tactics that will help you cross the finish line.

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  • 12 Advocacy Myths That Hurt Your Organization

    Mar 13, 2023 by Tobias Cebulash (he/him)

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    The 12 Most Damaging Advocacy Myths:  How to Break Bad Advocacy Campaign Habits

    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.

    You don’t need an explicit advocacy strategy

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  • Do Nonprofits Need Online Advocacy Campaign Consultants?

    Mar 06, 2023 by Ben Holse (he/him)

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    Online Advocacy Campaign Consultants: Should You  Manage Your Digital  Presence or Hire a Consultant?

    Online advocacy and digital engagement can grow your movement and hiring an advocacy campaign consultant can help, but achieving real online advocacy results can be tough in both execution and budget.  

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  • Advocacy Strategies and Tactics Evolved

    Feb 13, 2023 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Advocacy Tactics and Strategies Have Shifted Over Time

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  • Advocacy Plan: Where do I begin?

    Feb 06, 2023 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Having an advocacy plan is critical to success, but where should you begin? 

    Advocacy Strategy First

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  • Advocacy Strategies for Lame Duck Sessions

    Nov 07, 2022 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Lame Duck Sessions: Achieve Your Advocacy Goals 

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  • 7 Questions with Kim Rogers

    Aug 15, 2022 by Elizabeth Rowe (she/her)

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    An Exclusive Interview with Kim Rogers

    Kim Rogers is an Executive Director at the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State (DASS) where she focuses a lot of her attention on electoral politics. The DASS is committed to both electing and protecting Democratic Secretaries of States. Rogers, along with the DASS, recognize the critical role that Secretaries of States play in ensuring voting access despite efforts to restrict it and, ultimately, in protecting American Democracy by protecting the sanctity
    of the vote.

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  • Advocacy Message: Know Your Advocacy Campaign Goals

    Feb 07, 2022 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    What is an Advocacy Message and How Do I Get One? 

    Advocacy message development can be challenging.  Join us as we go through the basics of developing an advocacy message, as well as more advanced steps to build an advocacy message that goes the distance.  

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