• 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 Training: 7 Questions w/ Martín Diego Garcia

    Apr 17, 2023 by Eva Pound (she/her)

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    Advocacy Training: Everything You Want to Know 

    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.

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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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  • 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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  • Advocacy Strategies: Approach Change Holistically

    Dec 27, 2021 by Martín Diego Garcia (he/him)

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    Building Advocacy Campaigns on Winning Advocacy Strategies

    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

    Dec 10, 2020 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Lame Duck Sessions: Achieve Advocacy Goals  With Strategy

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  • Advocacy Campaign Testimonials to Move the Needle

    Feb 04, 2019 by Elena Veatch

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    Advocacy Campaign Testimonials Make Impact 

    Advocacy campaign testimonials have a unique ability 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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  • Non-Political Books for Politicos

    May 10, 2018 by Elena Veatch

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    10 Non-Political Books Every Politico Should Read

    *Originally written by Joe Fuld and updated by Elena Veatch 4/3/18

    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.

    The fact is, you are running a business. And while we like to think of politics and business as totally separate realms, it’s tough to run any political operation without a Business 101 crash course. So, take a break from the latest Clinton campaign staffer or Obama aide memoir you are probably reading, and check out some of our non-political book recommendations. Below are ten non-political books that will be helpful to any politico running a campaign, a non-profit, or really any operation.

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  • Nonprofit Content Marketing: Don’t Rent. Own.

    Sep 14, 2017 by Joe Fuld (he/him)

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    Nonprofit Content for Conversions & Engagement

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  • Digital Advocacy: Advertising Campaign Goal Setting Part II

    Jan 30, 2017 by Sophie Thurber (she/her)

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    Digital Advocacy Advertising: Making the Most of My Campaign.

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