Why & The Basics

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Why Advocate?

To advance your nonprofit’s mission.

Advocacy vs. Lobbying

Advocacy is what you are already doing; lobbying is a narrowly defined activity with a few easy-to-follow limits. Learn more.

The Power of Nonprofits  

Advocacy is deeply-rooted in nonprofits’ DNA. From before the time our nation was formed through today, citizens – recognizing there is power in numbers – have assembled in groups to influence public policy.  

Nonprofit Advocacy is EASY

The simple truth is: Advocacy is easy. That’s right, it’s easy. Anyone can do it. How easy is it?  Well, it’s so easy that even first graders do it!  Let’s go to a local elementary school playground and see what lessons can be learned from first graders …

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