Practice Guide

Using real-life examples and offering practical tips, this guide outlines the reasons why nonprofit organizations of all sizes should engage in advocacy to help change laws, influence funding and improve service delivery to their constituents.

December 30, 2004

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Why nonprofits should engage in advocacy.

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    Challenges of advocacy for nonprofits.

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    The difference between advocacy and lobbying.

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    What resources are available to guide an organization's advocacy efforts.

Key Takeaway

If Nonprofits Don't Do It, Who Will?

Nonprofit organizations are uniquely positioned to give voice to the voiceless--their constituents whose needs are often overlooked or misunderstood. Engaging in advocacy work in any form--from organizing a letter-writing campaign, a march on city hall or more in-depth lobbying efforts--can be daunting, but it is vitally important for organizations to find ways to engage with public officials in order to help affect lasting change.

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