Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT!)

The Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT) is a self-assessment tool that nonprofit organizations, coalitions, and groups can use to assess their current capacity – or readiness – to engage in advocacy efforts.

Completing the tool provides a comprehensive snapshot of your current advocacy capacity: the skills, resources, knowledge, and practices that you have in place that make advocacy possible.

For instructions and additional guidance on how this tool can be used, please visit our FAQ and Terminology pages.

Click here to use the Advocacy Capacity Tool online.

Completing the tool online will generate automatic results which will be emailed to you for your records. All of your data is confidential and protected under the terms of our data privacy policy.

To request a PDF copy of the ACT tool, fill out the form below.

Para pedir un docmento PDF de ACT en español, haga clic aquí.

Learn More

ACT Data & Analysis: The First 280 Advocacy Capacity Tool Users  – These findings offer a snapshot of what nonprofit staff and directors say they need to become better advocates, as well as what their current advocacy strengths and gaps are.

Advocacy Capacity and Effectiveness: What Funders and Grantees Need to Know

Need Help?  Call Shannon Williams at 866-675-6229 or e-mail