6 Tips to Improve Your Advocacy Right Now

NonProfit PRO

As we all know, advocacy is part of the mission at almost every nonprofit. Here are six tips, including ways to improve your advocacy program and pitfalls to avoid.

How do you define advocacy, anyway?

Media Cause

We hear this question a lot as the agency’s Advocacy and Campaigns team. There are many ways to define advocacy (more often than not, this evolves the more entrenched you are in the work). Defining Advocacy and Mobilization. Chances are all of them involve advocacy. .


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Digital Must-Haves for Fall Fundraising Success Part 5: Digital Advocacy Forms


This week’s topic: digital advocacy forms. What are digital advocacy forms? Digital advocacy forms are tools used to move nonprofit supporters to take action in support of your mission—no matter where they live. Why should nonprofits use digital advocacy forms now?

9 Tips for Creating a Social Media Advocacy Campaign

Media Cause

Amidst the constant stream of news updates, social media advocacy campaigns offer people a relevant way to make a difference on the issues they care about. As we enter an era of record-breaking advocacy numbers, here are 9 tips for positioning your advocacy campaigns on social media: 1.

Mapping Your Advocacy Campaign


That’s Salsa’s vision for social good organizations and the reason we get so excited when they execute successful advocacy campaigns using our software. We need to point our advocacy at the people who influence our target too. AdvocacyEngage and change the world.

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Media Cause Announces Rally Starter 2.0, Enables New Generation of Online Advocacy

NonProfit PRO

Media Cause has announced the fully redesigned Rally Starter, a fast, simple-to-use platform that makes online advocacy and impact accessible to even the most novice activists, as well as their supporters.

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Advocacy | A Rundown of the Basics With Real-World Examples


Advocacy campaigns are the driving force of progress. The civil rights movement, environmental protection regulations, and modern workplace safety practices all started with advocacy campaigns. Advocacy Top Posts

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 238: Creating an Advocacy Agenda


Whether it be convincing a board of directors, finding the time and resources, or seeking funds from grantmakers, many foundations face hurdles in creating an advocacy agenda. Topics covered: Introducing advocacy and policy to boards. Creating an advocacy agenda rooted in core values.

Level up your advocacy: Election edition

Charity Village

The post Level up your advocacy: Election edition appeared first on CharityVillage. Advocacy Ethics & Risk Management Governance Government Legislation Leadership Management & Governance Marketing & Communications

Advocacy and Awareness: 4 Tips for Virtual Campaigning


Advocacy campaigns have evolved over the past few years, dramatically changing how nonprofit advocacy is conducted. While traditional methods can still impact supporters, more and more organizations interested in starting an advocacy initiative look to virtual campaigns first.

Pairing Advocacy and Fundraising: The Peas and Carrots of Digital Engagement

Media Cause

501c3’s can’t do advocacy, it’s not allowed. ” In other words, not all advocacy is lobbying — and not all lobbying is prohibited. In fact, depending on a 501c3’s annual expenses, a nonprofit could spend 5% – 20% of it’s annual resources on direct advocacy or lobbying.

4 Quick Tips to Remember When Planning an Advocacy Campaign

Top Nonprofits

If you’ve ever led an advocacy campaign, you know that it has an incredible number of moving pieces. That’s why planning is the most important stage in your advocacy campaign. Throughout the planning and action stages of your advocacy campaign, you’ll collect a ton of data.

10 Advocacy Websites That Are Doing it Right

Wild Apricot

If you're looking to build or update your advocacy organization's website, look no further than these 10 great examples for inspiration

A Beginner’s Guide: How to Run Your First Advocacy Campaign


Advocacy campaigns drive society to consistently progress toward a better, more livable world. Online Advocacy advocacy activism

Nonprofit Advocacy: 4 Strategies You Should Consider

Get Fully Funded

Nonprofit advocacy campaigns give your supporters a new way to get involved while furthering your mission through grassroots action. Plus, your nonprofit can attract new supporters interested in advocacy to your cause, growing your supporter network of donors and volunteers.

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Three Ways Nonprofits Can Pioneer m-Advocacy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The time is ripe for the early adopters in the nonprofit sector to embrace m-Advocacy, otherwise known as mobile advocacy. As social media taught us, those nonprofits who act quickly and embrace emerging trends tend to experience the highest success rate, and similar to the rise of e-advocacy and “E-mail Action Networks&# beginning in 2000-01, the nonprofit sector is on the brink of transitioning their e-advocacy efforts to the Mobile Web.

Grassroots Advocacy in the Mobile Age


Advocacy as an industry exists because of people’s desire to improve the world. How can advocacy initiatives reach their goals by leveraging technology? Technology advances are opening up new methods of digital grassroots advocacy that are changing online and offline organizing. Learn the methods that still exist, and important ones that have emerged that are profoundly impacting the popular “mix” of grassroots advocacy. Ximena Hartsock & Jeb Ory. Cofounders.

Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our longest-term donor, the Skoll Foundation , went so far as to introduce me to a DC-based advocacy firm. My reaction was that this kind of advocacy work was a luxury we couldn’t afford. That’s when I called that advocacy firm, a “luxury” that soon became indispensable. I was surprised to find that advocacy wasn’t just about politics and pressure. This post originally appeared on Arabella Advisors'' Greater Good blog as part of the series Impact 2014.

The Five Building Blocks of a Digital Advocacy Campaign, Part 1: Tell an Impactful Story

Media Cause

Coming from a background in community organizing and public policy — specifically in the anti-rape movement — I understand the importance of effective messaging in advocacy campaigns. At Media Cause, we conceptualize advocacy in that same vein: It’s about shifting the balance of power.

Generating Activist Impact: Political & Advocacy Call-To-Actions

Whole Whale

Digital Advocacy: How to Generate Activist Impact with Political Calls-to-Action. For better or for worse, this shift has created new channels for taking action and has democratized digital advocacy tools in innovative and exciting ways. advocacy digital strategy email impact

Twitter as an Advocacy Tool

NCE Social Media

The forum focused specially on how to use Twitter as an advocacy tool. It is the Twitter feed that you’ll want to pay attention to… How do you use Twitter and other social media platforms as tools for advocacy? Education and Training Microblog advocacy philanthropy twitterThe Chronicle of Philanthropy hosted an online forum led by Claire Diaz Ortiz , Twitter’s top person working with nonprofits on social innovation.

Connect Supporters with Local Elected Officials using Local Advocacy


That’s why we expanded EveryAction’s industry-leading advocacy tools to include Local Advocacy. EveryAction clients have already used advocacy forms to send hundreds of thousands of messages to federal elected officials. Now, we've made it easier for nonprofits to connect their supporters with county and municipal elected officials through the same easy-to-use email or social advocacy forms. Want to learn more about advocacy tools? advocacy

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Modern Advocacy Requires Modern Tools

Connection Cafe

Given the rapid growth in grassroots advocacy initiatives at organizations large and small, we’ve been talking a lot in our office about the opportunities nonprofits have to drive new types of engagement through advocacy and what makes an organization effective. Despite a long history filled with decades of analog advocacy, NPCA embraced one very important maxim: modern advocacy requires the right tools in order to be successful.

6 Simple Ways to Ease Into Advocacy as a Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

Want to start getting involved in advocacy, but not quite sure how? Bethany Snyder of Snyder Strategies explains 6 easy steps you can start following today to solve big nonprofit problems — and raise more money too

How Advocacy Fits Into Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Strategy

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit advocacy campaigns are becoming increasingly popular to help advance the mission of organizations. However, many organizations are under the impression that they must divide their attention between their advocacy campaigns and their fundraising efforts. Advocacy events.

Advocacy Campaigns: 5 Essential Tools to Support Your Cause


Advocacy campaigns are an innovative way for nonprofits to engage their current supporters, attract new audiences, and fulfill their mission at the same time. Advocacy software comes in a variety of solutions , from messaging tools to bill tracking software. Digital Advocacy Tools.

10 Advocacy Websites That Are Doing it Right

Wild Apricot

Advocacy organizations do important work — they prompt the most difficult conversations and pave the road to change. If your nonprofit does some or is entirely dedicated to advocacy work, thank you!

10 Authentic Fundraising Tips For Advocacy Organizations In Tough Times


Fundraising for advocacy organizations is tough, maybe one of the toughest types of fundraising out there. For advocacy organizations, sometimes the best you’ve got is not letting things get worse. One thing I learned from advocacy is that setbacks lead to mission creep, so watch out!

Nonprofit and philanthropy: Stop with the BS and get serious about fighting white supremacy

Nonprofit AF

philanthropy Policy and Advocacy Race, Equity, Diversity, InclusionHi everyone. Thank you for your patience last week, as I had to skip out on a blog post for.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Association TV

Events Analog-to-Digital Book Education Digital Transformation Content Strategy Marketing Advocacy CollaborationIf you’ve already decided to move your association from analog to digital, you need to start thinking about how you will implement those changes in your organization.

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Roe vs Wade, and a wake-up call to progressive funders everywhere

Nonprofit AF

Funder Relations philanthropy Policy and Advocacy Race, Equity, Diversity, InclusionHi everyone, I’ll be taking a break next month, so this will be the last post until August 1st.

Tag, You're It! Taking Your Digital Transformation To The Next Level

Association TV

Events Analog-to-Digital Book Education Digital Transformation Content Strategy Marketing Advocacy CollaborationWe’ve come to the end of this series, where I slowly but surely, give you tools and insights that you can implement to bring your association into the future.

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3 Questions to Ask When Considering Advocacy Software


Starting an advocacy campaign can be a lot of work, but it’s absolutely worth it when you get to look back on all the good you’ve done in the world. Technology nptech Online AdvocacySo you want to change the world?

Thought About Your Advocacy Strategy Lately?

Connection Cafe

When it comes to advocacy, it feels silly to say that the most important thing is reaching the right folks with the right message at the right time, but it’s the truth. Chris Masak, senior associate director of advocacy at the Alzheimer’s Association, joined Roz Lemieux, director of Blackbaud Labs, on a recent episode of The sgENGAGE Podcast to discuss innovations in advocacy programs. Advocacy

Democracy is Dying. Philanthropy Needs to Stop Its Toxic Intellectualizing.

Nonprofit AF

Funder Relations philanthropy Policy and AdvocacyHi everyone, just a quick warning that this post will likely burn a few bridges. But as colleague Aubrey Alvarez.

New Report Highlights the Advocacy Gap


That is a ton of advocacy. How do activists experience advocacy, and how is it received by its ostensible targets on the Hill? The elevator summary: there is a significant "Advocacy Gap," a disconnect between how activists mobilize and how Hill staff say they should mobilize to move policy. The complete report is available here: Advocacy and online action is essentially synonymous amongst activists. Online Advocacy Trends nptech

Webinar: Making Advocacy Pay


This free webinar will talk about the relationship between advocacy and fundraising, how organizations are using advocacy successfully for list growth and engagement, and show you valuable case studies from successful organizations. We will also discuss best practices in assessing ROI or Return on Investment for online acquisition, so you can see how to make advocacy pay. Care2 Webinars Online Advocacy Online Fundraising

So you want to get into online advocacy?


An engaging action, one that is shareable and appealing to not only your audience, but also friends of your supporters, is the first step in launching your effective online advocacy strategy. Get the full scoop on effective online advocacy from this white paper by PowerThru Consulting and Care2. Online Advocacy It starts with the action!

The Secret Ingredient to Wining Advocacy Campaigns


Advocacy and corporate accountability campaigns are some of the longest and toughest fights for nonprofits to win. But the excitement around advocacy and corporate accountably campaigns can quickly loose steam if your organization falls into the trap of developing strategies and tactics that focus on persuading key decision makers rather then building power and pressuring them. Online Advocacy Online Marketing Online Organizing

When Nonprofit Advocacy Works in Reverse

Connection Cafe

How Nonprofit Advocacy Works in Reverse. The solution: We flipped the advocacy model upside down by creating RiversidePULSE. . Advocacy Healthcare nonprofit advocacy super advocatesWe take for granted a natural progression. Donors support your non-profit via gifts and volunteerism , they want to share your mission with others, and then they become super advocates. The best almost become an extension of your staff as they look for ways to do more over time. .

DAFs: What They Are, Which Misguided Orgs Oppose Mild Legislations on Them, and Why You Should Care

Nonprofit AF

Sometimes, when I have insomnia, Policy and Advocacy Race, Equity, Diversity, InclusionHi everyone. Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) is not the most riveting of topics, I will admit.

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How To Find the Right Database For Social Justice and Advocacy Nonprofits


For nonprofits doing political advocacy and social justice work, having solid data management practices can sometimes be an afterthought. If you're looking for a CRM that fits the unique needs of social justice and advocacy organizations, or just wondering how yours stacks up - click below!

Connecting Advocacy to Fundraising: Free Nonprofit Webinar


Make sure you start 2010 off right by adopting the latest best practices for online advocacy as a proven strategy to recruit and retain donors, while advancing your mission Did you know that activists on your nonprofit’s email list are seven times more likely to donate money to your organization than non-activists are?