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Best ways to advocate for your charity

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Non-profit organizations have the potential to significantly impact the country’s laws and the lives of those within it. By speaking up and advocating for their causes and charities, nonprofits can create remarkable change.

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Best ways to advocate for your charity

  1. 1. B E S T W A Y S T O A D V O C A T E F O R Y O U R C H A R I T Y  Presented by Ephraim Vashovsky
  2. 2. A D V O C A C Y Public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy Activity by a group or individual which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports, defends, or pleads on behalf of others. 
  3. 3. Non-profit organizations have the potential to significantly impact the country’s laws and the lives of those within it. By speaking up and advocating for their causes and charities, nonprofits can create remarkable change.  Using advocacy to shape legislation can be a nonprofit’s most effective service to their communities.
  4. 4. A D V O C A C Y C A N B E A V E R Y U S E F U L T O O L . T O S U C C E S S F U L L Y A D V O C A T E , O N E M U S T I N C O R P O R A T E T H E F O L L O W I N G : Determine the correct audience. Identify your legislators and policymakers. Write out goals, messages, and speeches in a persuasive tone. Clearly state the issues at hand and how they relate to the policies. Include personal, individual perspectives. Share stories about the livelihood of the community and its citizens. 
  5. 5. Once you have a strong understanding of advocacy and a strategy to use it, begin taking steps to implement your plan of action. There are many different ways to advocate for your cause or charity properly, so take a look at the various options below and find what works best for you, your organization, and your charity.
  6. 6. E N L I S T S U P P O R T E R S Create an advocacy program for your followers and supporters of the cause to stay engaged long-term. Look for ways to produce a fun, creative and compelling program of which supporters would feel special to be included. 
  7. 7. G R A S S R O O T S This is also a form of enlisting supporters, except it is far more short-term. Simply create a captivating message sharing your position on the legislation and how it impacts the community, and share it with your supporters. Ask them to communicate how they feel to their government officials and to share the information with friends and family.
  8. 8. S T A N D U P . S H O W U P . D O N ’ T L E A V E . This strategy comes from an effective local advocate, Chuck Ricks. The premise is simple. You must stand up to make a difference. Then go to your city council (make an appointment and arrive on time). You must show up to shed light on these issues. Now don’t leave. Make an impression. Make the words you use hard to forget. Follow up with your city council, provide data and feedback, and before long, you will be a trusted, familiar face. 
  9. 9. T H A N K Y O U !   P R E S E N T E D B Y E P H R A I M V A S H O V S K Y

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