Bolder Advocacy (Alliance for Justice) has a new Advocacy Capacity Tool to help nonprofits and foundations assess their ability to conduct advocacy. The online survey can provide insights and help make your advocacy more effective.
Nonprofit voter engagement is a critical piece of your advocacy toolkit. Raising participation rates in your community can benefit both your organization and your constituents. While you may already be involved in lobbying or other advocacy efforts, voter engagement can play a key role in furthering all of your public policy goals.
This tool can help you identify areas of capacity to strengthen in order to accomplish your advocacy goals, plan for building advocacy capacity, and determine when to seek partners. It can help establish a baseline assessment and spark discussion about advocacy at your organization.
Remember, voter engagement complements the mission and goals of EVERY nonprofit! Get involved in 2012!