Advocacy Resources and Tools

Regardless of awareness advocacy is a very important issue for you. Your advocacy is making your support or opposition to some policy public. Nonprofits are impacted by many policy areas, from tax code changes to laws and regulations that impact your mission. Nonprofits that work to clean our public spaces may have strong opinions on potential changes to State Park funding. Nonprofits dealing with education may have strong opinions on school choice. The combinations are endless. But do you know how to engage? And do you know the state and region laws that regulate the manner that nonprofits can lobby? Are you clear on the difference between engaging as an area expert versus a lobbyist? Members can check out the workshop material below, and everyone is welcome to browse our extensive set of resources. If you have a specific question regarding advocacy feel free to click Ask A Question and pose your question to our staff or request a workshop.

Advocacy Resources and Tools

We’ve complied a comprehensive database of resources that can make an impact. Use the table below to search for resources. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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501(c)(3)s and Campaign Activity: Analysis Under Tax and Campaign Finance Laws501(c)(3)s and Campaign Activity: Analysis Under Tax and Campaign Finance Laws,” from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on nonprofits and political campaign activity provides a …
A Board Member’s Guide to Common Questions About AdvocacyWhat You Need To Know: A Board Member’s Guide to Common Questions About Advocacy is a 13-page presentation that answers important questions about what advocacy …
Bolder Advocacy InitiativeTools and training to help your organization be a more effective advocate from the Alliance for Justice The Bolder Advocacy initiative from Alliance for Justice, a leading …

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