Tools for Effective Advocacy

Whether your nonprofit is sophisticated or small, whether you’re focused on health, education, immigration, criminal justice, the environment, or another important issue, Bolder Advocacy’s online resource center has tools that can help you build your advocacy capacity.

Our suite of organizational capacity assessment tools can help you evaluate the advocacy and organizing you’re doing now, so that you can become more nimble, strategic, and resilient.

Assess Your Advocacy Capacity

Our Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT) and ACT! Quick tools can be used to take stock of your current advocacy capacity: the skills, resources, knowledge, and practices that your organization, coalition, or group has in place that make advocacy possible.
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Evaluate Your Ability to Organize

Our PowerCheck and PowerCheck Quick tools are designed to help organizations and groups who engage in community organizing prepare and plan more effectively. These tools are designed to help you systematically think through the core elements of community organizing theory and practice, so that you are ready to engage and empower members of your community.
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Our toolkits are a collection of resources—from Alliance for Justice and other organizations—organized in a way to help you better understand an issue, process, or topic. We will continue to update our toolkits and create new ones as issues arise and topics take root in the national conversation.
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