Developing a Nonprofit Advocacy Agenda

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Information about Developing a Nonprofit Advocacy Agenda

Published on February 20, 2014

Author: laurelasullivan

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Nonprofits membership associations must bring their members along to be most effective in fulfilling their mission. This presentation walks one association through these considerations and provides a broader context for advocacy.

Toward a Common Agenda Laurel O’Sullivan, The Advocacy Collaborative, LLC The Alliance for Human Services, Quarterly Meeting January 24, 2014

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We agreed to advocate now what? P Slide Title October 23, 2013

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Where Do We Want to Go? January 24, 2013

Frehs specturm January 24, 2013

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There’s a lot we can do, Research Policymaker outreach Lobbying Advocacy Media Outreach Public education Coalition building Policymaker education January 24, 2014

We need to know when we are lobbying Bill/referendum/ballot measure Elected official/executive office/staff Opinion Ask (Grassroots) January 24, 2014

Here’s 2 things we cannot do! Electioneering Partisan Activities January 24, 2014

We need to track our time spent lobbying Insubstantial Part Test – Vague  501hpreferred! January 24, 2014

Let’s review what the Committee has discussed January 24, 2014

We will educate policymakers on implications of Funding Gap Proportionate decrease in funding Increasing rates of poverty among Latinos and children January 24, 2014

We will educate policymakers on service/needs gap January 24, 2014

We will support the temp income tax increase January 24, 2014

We need to be sure we are prepared January 24, 2014

The Board has a critical leadership role to play January 24, 2014

We need to make sure we have the right systems in place • Policies and Systems: • Governance • Committee structures • Position statement – process • Guiding Principles January 24, 2014

Adapative Capacity Leadership January 24, 2014

The “How” of advocacy: pre- planning January 24, 2014

“Who” before “What” January 24, 2014

We need to know who our stakeholders are People and groups that will benefit from a proposed law People and groups that will benefit form your organization’s success People and groups that influence opinion and make decisions January 24, 2014

We need to set the right goals that align with our mission, vision and values January 24, 2014

continually improving the quality of human services available in Lake County, Illinois January 24, 2014

What’s our vision? Enable the delivery of innovative sustainable programs and accessible services Advocate for the human service sector Promote collaboration To ensure the quality of life for people in our communities, The Alliance will take a leadership role to: January 24, 2014

Leadership Building capacity of our members Increasing membership Access to Health Care Immigration Reform Prompt Payment State Budget – more funding Innovatio n Alleviating income in equality Coordination of client services Service Value for our members January 24, 2014

We need to set the right goals that align with our mission, vision and values January 24, 2014

We need to leverage our strengths and identify targets January 24, 2014

Why - advocacy? January 24, 2014

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The landscape is changing January 24, 2014

Federal Federal government shut down, diviseness over funding ACA and debt ceiling extension State Medicaidization of the budget, deficit, chronic budget shortfalls Local Vast inequalities, service gaps, growing immigrant population, static funding January 24, 2014

It’s a strategy for impact January 24, 2013

Policy Advocacy • Greater impact through legislation • Increased credibility and influence • Government funding Direct Service • Greater on the ground impact • Grassroots support • Channels for implementing ideas January 24, 2014

Where Do We Want to Go? January 24, 2013

Frehs specturm January 24, 2013

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