Proof That It Works

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Everyday advocacy works. It’s easy. It’s fun. And it’s effective in advancing a nonprofit’s mission. We see proof every day when we drive safely along roads with painted divided lines, as we drink purer water and breathe cleaner air, and in countless other ways, thanks to nonprofits that advanced their missions through advocacy.

Explore everyday examples of nonprofits advancing their missions through advocacy. Review case studies of success stories from across the country. See how the network of the National Council of Nonprofits successfully connects various policy dots across state lines to counter threats and seize opportunities to strengthen communities.

  • Advancing Missions through Advocacy
    To demonstrate how common nonprofit advocacy is – and how effective it can be in advancing missions, improving lives, and strengthening communities – each edition of our free e-newsletter, Nonprofit Advocacy Matters, concludes with a current example of “Advocacy in Action.”
  • Case Studies
    Throughout our nation’s history, advocacy by nonprofit organizations has led to fundamental reforms that have saved and improved lives and strengthened communities. At all levels of public and private decision making, nonprofits have made a positive difference through everyday advocacy. Here are some resources, including case studies, that you can use to learn about building capacity for advocacy.
  • Our Network in Action
    The National Council of Nonprofits serves as the hub of the largest network of charitable nonprofits, with more than 25,000 organizational members spanning from coast to coast and border to border. Through our member State Associations, Nonprofit Allies, and State Policy Allies, our network proactively brings meaning to our tagline of “National Voice ~ State Focus ~ Local Impact” through advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels of government, as well as advocacy with the business community, the media, and the general public.

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