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A certain amount of power comes from knowing what your annual lobbying limit is. You may not be the person responsible for completing your public charity’s annual Form 990 —where 501(c)(3) organizations report their lobbying. Yet...

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Have you seen this yet- Echoing Justice: Communication Strategies for Community Organizing in the 21st Century? It’s the action research project of the Echo Justice Communications Collaborative- a multi-year initiative designed to improve...

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This was orginally posted on Digital Mobilisation Lab at Greenpeace.

A few months ago, we set out to unearth the tools and tactics being used by Greenpeace staff to develop successful mobilisation strategies and people-powered campaigns.

But we...

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Even the most beautifully designed grassroots campaigns fail if your advocates aren’t prepared to develop and deliver their messages effectively. Use this handy checklist to get them on the right track.

Is my Congressional Office the...

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Improve your online advocacy strategy with a new guide for nonprofit organizers

Sure, you have loyal supporters and your nonprofit is well respected in your community. Perhaps you are so well known or effective, you haven’t had to devote...

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The Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy initiative created a free, self-assessment tool, the ACT (Advocacy Capacity Tool), to help nonprofits gauge their strengths and weaknesses to engage in public policy debates, issue campaigns,...

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Judging by the attendance at a recent webinar hosted by Salsa Labs (600 RSVP's!), nonprofits have  a real interest in finding out more about how they can lobby and do so legally. So we’ve put together a quick overview for you about the...

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Relationships are fundamental to effective nonprofit advocacy. To strengthen our work we rely on our allies on issues and systems change work, our broader networks, and our partners in the philanthropic, governmental, and small business...

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Through our research, seven key components of organizing emerged across different styles and approaches. More information about each component and its relationship to the evaluation of organizing is provided. Although there is overlap among the...

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Ballot measures are a powerful method for people to create policy change. Every state allows people to pass laws directly through some form of ballot measure—whether initiative, referendum, constitutional amendment, or tax levy. Nonprofit...

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February is the season of love, and this year nonprofits are creatively promoting and celebrating love in its various forms. These three high-profile events are all about expressing love (and it’s companion–respect) for one...

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Over the last few years, NTEN has been working with nonprofits to understand how to better wrangle all the data they’re creating and what’s available to them into improved results: more mission impact.

In 2010, we organized an online...

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Advocacy Messages that Move

By Nicole Lampe · January 07, 2013

The advocacy community has gone mad for story. But stories are only as strong as the latest retelling. While compelling characters and evocative details give our stories life, it is email subject lines, tweets, Facebook posts, and headlines that...

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As the year-end fundraising frenzy winds down, so often do nonprofit media events and campaigns. However, there are some notable events and dates on the horizon in January, and it’s worth checking out how organizations plan to mark...

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Engagement Organizing

By Jeanette Russell · January 05, 2013

“If you can’t turn out your members to vote, then they aren’t really your members.”
 — Matt Stoller

If Engagement Organizing seems familiar, it is because it simply mixes the age-old organizing principle of...

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by Dave Karpf, Assistant Professor, George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs

Social media often gets treated like magic. Invoke the right series of complicated hand gestures, mumble the right hashtags, and voila! your...

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Around the world, people are organizing and demanding change. From Arab spring to the recalls in Wisconsin to Occupy Wall Street, through the elections which brought a new wave of people-powered candidates to office, protesting and advocacy is on...

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The New Organizing Institute provides the Organizer's Toolbox, where you'll find videos, templates and resources for your organizing, campaigning and training work. These materials have been developed and refined by organizers in the field, and...

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Organizing Guide

By Jeanette Russell · January 01, 2013

Organizing Guide by Marshall Ganzs. Professor Ganz is a long-time organizer; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and a principal of Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

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