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 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.

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Community Advocacy Basics: What You Need to Know

by Phoebe Retta (She/Her)

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.

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 Strategy

Advocacy Strategy and Advocacy Tactics: What is the Difference?

by Joe Fuld (He/Him)

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 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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Advocacy Strategies and Tactics Evolved

by Joe Fuld (He/Him)

Advocacy tactics and advocacy campaign strategies will continuously change with the times and so must we. Public affairs campaigns are now common on smaller federal issues as well as state and municipal issues.

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Advocacy Plan: Where do I begin?

by Joe Fuld (He/Him)

Developing an advocacy plan with clear goals strategy and tactics is often overlooked - especially in the busy world of non-profits. Organizations that put energy into writing a clear and comprehensive advocacy plan will tell you a thoughtful strategy and a strong plan are critical to campaign success, as well as short-term and long-term organizational growth.

lame duck

Advocacy Strategies for Lame Duck Sessions

by Joe Fuld (He/Him)

Lame duck session is about to begin, and it should not come as a surprise that this will be a particularly busy lame duck on the federal level. Government funding, the national defense authorization act, stock training, OPEC, January 6th, judicial confirmations, and same sex marriage just to name a few things on the big list of issues for lame duck.

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Advocacy Strategies: Approach Change Holistically

by Martín Diego Garcia (He/Him)

Advocacy campaigns should be built on advocacy strategies. Simple, right? But creating a strong foundation for an advocacy campaign is sometimes easier said than done.

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Advocacy Strategies for Lame Duck Sessions

by Joe Fuld (He/Him)

Lame duck session should not come as a surprise. After election season is over, it’s easy to just want to hole up, make sour dough bread, chicken soup and shut off your political brain for a while. But across the country, as well as in Congress, we are about to go into the legislative season and lame duck sessions.

advocacy campaign testimonials: A busy terminal with lots of people of all ages and races.
non-political books for politicos

Non-Political Books for Politicos

by Elena Veatch

When you get into politics, it’s hard to resist the all too common tunnel vision of focusing only on politics. But be careful – binge watching Veep or The West Wing is not going to help you run a better campaign or organization; nor will reading solely political books. So Here are some of our favorite non-political books.