Advocacy Strategies: Approach Change Holistically

Apr 23, 2020

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.

Building a Connective Advocacy Campaign to Move the Needle

A busy terminal with lots of people of all ages and races. Partly blurry to capture movement.

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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The Difference Between Advocacy Strategy and Advocacy Tactics

Jan 03, 2019

Do you know the difference between advocacy strategy and advocacy tactics?

You and your organization have worked hard to create a great policy book. 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 an advocacy strategy that outlines your overall goal and effective tactics that will help you cross the finish line.

Community Advocacy Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Advocacy

Nov 26, 2018

Not matter your age, you can move people to take action through community advocacy. 

Here are some great community advocacy campaigns started by young people:

Non-Political Books for Politicos

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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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