Workshop on Organizational Review for the Farmers’ Organizations of Bangladesh

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Published on March 12, 2014

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Workshop on Organizational Review for the Farmers’ Organizations of Bangladesh

AHM Bazlur Rahman- S21BR Chief Executive Officer Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Communication ceo@bnnrc.net Workshop on Organizational Review for the Farmers’ Organizations of Bangladesh Organized By: COAST Trust 9-10 March, 2014

The definition of lobby To try to influence public officials for or against a specific cause. Lobbying is a form of public policy advocacy and educating government. It is communicating with legislators and the executive branch to encourage them to take action on specific legislation. A systematic informal effort to influence decision makers Lobbying is a part of the democratic process.

Key words of Lobbying  To convince  To persuade  Talk to persons  Sit and talk  To make someone do something  Take a problem to a decision maker  Make a change  Talk and meet with person to make him understand something.

Principles of Effective Lobbying Overall principles: Be accurate : (and don’t lie). If you get a question you can’t answer, say so. Be brief : For a written communication, try to keep it to a page or less (unless it’s an expose or well researched position paper). Be clear : Have a specific goal. Know your opposition: Know the main arguments for and against a position or a piece of legislation.

Show them how they win: WIN WIN, WIN LOSS See it their way : Reference Follow up : Send a thank you. Make a phone call. Recognize and appreciate any effort made

Common Approaches to Lobbying  personal visit  informal meeting  Exposure  strategic alliances  report from specialist  media  letters  petition  hired lobbyist  contact with a political party  demonstrations

Characteristics of a lobbyist  Communicative  Social  Knows about decision making processes  Knows elementary facts  Analytical  Networker  Open minded  Empathetic, knows what moves other people  Patient

Actor driven decisions Target: influential groups, persons which can be located Political parties Members of parliament Members of government Civil servants Local politicians Local leaders

Reality check!

5 knows to get to YES Know what you want to achieve (SMART objective) Know who are the effective decision-makers Know who are other influential stakeholders Know what it will take to get the change you want, and what needs to be in place Know how to draw on the full range of tactics carefully matched to specific targets, timing, resources, delivered in most influential way

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