Being a Better Advocate for Your Cause
You know the rules about nonprofit lobbying. What about how to be persuasive when you get the opportunity to present your case to a lawmaker? Or whether an issue is ripe to push as legislation?
Check out these articles for advice about how to be an effective advocate:
When approaching elected officials, nonprofits should see themselves not as supplicants, but as a valuable resource.
How you present your issue has everything to do with how well it will “sell” in the marketplace of ideas.
A case study in how to forge an effective coalition of unlikely allies.
Planning ahead to stave off the opposition can make the difference between winning and losing.
Savvy nonprofits invest time in getting to know legislators. Learn how to approach them and explain your cause succinctly.
How to determine which issue deserves to be at the top of your organization or coalition’s agenda.