Preparing for Change: How Nonprofits Can Shape Policy By Engaging Transition Teams
Perhaps the best kept secret of nonprofit advocates is the importance of the time between a candidate’s election and the time they’re sworn in. This period features whirlwind planning, appointing, and hiring, but it’s also when election promises become legislative plans. The newly-elected’s transition team staff drives the agenda and speaking with them can be as important as any policy conversation for the next several years. It might seem premature to be considering transition team advocacy before a single vote is cast, however early preparation is critical for successful transition team advocacy.
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