7 Steps to Creating a Community Advocacy Campaign

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Thinking of Starting a Community Advocacy Campaign But Don’t Know Where to Begin? Follow These Simple Steps.

Launching a community advocacy campaign can seem intimidating – where would you begin? There are countless campaign tools available to you, but they don’t mean anything if you don’t know what to do with them.

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Building a Connective Advocacy Campaign to Move the Needle

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Using Testimonials in Your Advocacy Campaign

One way to move the needle in your advocacy campaign is to highlight the human impact of your issue. By recruiting community members who have been directly affected by your issue to share their stories, you can make the seemingly arbitrary stakes of policy decisions more tangible for people.

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Coalition Building: A Winning Recipe for Your Campaign

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How coalition building can help political and advocacy campaigns succeed 

Your organization has spotted a need for change, and you are ready to do something about it. Often, the hardest part of what comes next is figuring out how to get started. Do you have enough resources, money and otherwise, to make this happen? Are there people out there who also care about your advocacy issue, and is there anyone who might be inclined to work against you? How will you reach all the right people within a given timeline? These things can be difficult to tackle alone, and that’s why building a coalition can be extremely helpful.

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7 Questions with Deepak Puri Co-Founder of Democracy Labs

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7 Questions with Deepak Puri Democracy Labs Co-Founder on the Intersection of Campaigning and Technology

Deepak Puri previously worked at Oracle, Netscape and VMware, and is now the co-founder of the San Francisco, non-profit Democracy Labs. By deploying technology and creative innovation, Democracy Labs offers affordable business solutions for progressive groups and candidates across the country. We asked Deepak 7 questions focused about the intersection of campaigning and technology. Read his insights here! 

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Advocacy Video Tips for Internet Success

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Straightforward Ideas to Get your Advocacy Video Seen and Shared 

The viral success of the Ice Bucket Challenge showed us how powerful a great advocacy video can be, but trying to copy the format of that campaign isn’t the best way to make a splash. Instead, make sure your video is unique to your mission and relevant to your audience. Check out the following tips to ensure your video get seen and shared. 
    

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