Civic Engagement and Advocacy Blog

Attracting the next generation of advocates

Posted by Brooke Soucie on 5/27/15 1:00 PM

I am a millennial, and advocacy is certainly not something that I would say is important to me. However, I am just starting a new business, and starting to realize that things like taxes and other regulations could impact the way I start and run that business. But I am busy enough, and it seems like something that is really far off. And even if it were something that was going to happen tomorrow, I am not sure I would feel that my email or phone call is really going to make the difference to a legislator that I didn’t even vote for.


The Most Common Grassroots Advocacy Challenges

Posted by Carole Mahoney on 5/14/15 12:52 PM

Advocacy is a movement to change minds, bringing awareness through social movements that influence decision makers at various levels.

Advocacy groups are faced with many challenges, when getting started organization is vital.  Here are some tips to start your grassroots advocacy campaign and overcome some common challenges.


Measuring Member Engagement in an Online Advocacy Community

Posted by Carole Mahoney on 4/10/15 12:00 PM

When resources are tight, staff is limited, and the budget has no wiggle room, it can be hard to justify a member engagement initiative like an online advocacy community. How do you measure intangible interactions?