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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Confessions of a Dyslexic Entrepreneur

Confessions of a Dyslexic Entrepreneur

Confessions of a Dyslexic Entrepreneur

I was diagnosed as dyslexic over forty years ago, at the age of five, when every learning disability was called dyslexia. I grew up with multiple issues. Reading, math, and writing were hard for a long time. I had some motor issues, I could not catch a ball till I was twelve, but I am thankful every day for who I am because of my dyslexia.

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Storytelling For Nonprofits

Storytelling For Nonprofits

Storytelling for nonprofits is more compelling than policy papers. Good nonprofit story telling uses your members or advocates personal stories to connect with a wider audience. A great way to increase engagement on your issue(s) is to use members’ and advocates’ stories. Members and advocates have the best stories. No matter what issue(s) your organization focuses on, members and those on the forefront of the issue embody the reason your organization does what it does. They speak to people in a way that a policy white paper cannot. Here are some tips for getting the most out of storytelling for nonprofits:

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Public Speaking with Vulnerability |Emotion Matters |TCW

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A Certain Amount of Nervousness and Vulnerability in Public Speaking Is a Good Thing

Can public speaking with vulnerability be a good thing? Every time I do any type of public speaking, I get nervous. When I was younger and I was nervous, I would stutter. Even today, I sometimes hear myself repeating a word as I get animated. Throughout my life, I work hard to conceal these flaws, but the reality is that it is a part of who I am. And I'm hardly alone. It’s a natural instinct to be nervous in public speaking and something that many of us can relate to. When I’m speaking, my nervousness and vulnerability is part of what makes me real and relatable.

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