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Advocacy vs. Activism: Differences, Similarities, and Nuances

In the realm of social change, the terms “advocacy” and “activism” are often used interchangeably, but in actuality, they represent distinct approaches to achieving societal goals. With that said, we’ll unpack the differences, similarities, and nuances between advocacy and activism below. What Is Advocacy? As defined by Merriam-Webster, advocacy is the “act or process of […]

7 Effective Ways to Expand Your Grassroots Network

Grassroots movements thrive on community engagement and collective action, and whether you’re advocating for social change, environmental protection, or political reform, expanding your network can propel you toward your goals.  That said, a successful movement is not just about numbers; it’s about fostering a community of engaged, passionate individuals committed to your cause. With that […]

7 Strategies for Keeping Volunteer Advocates Engaged

Volunteer advocates are the backbone of many non-profit organizations, grassroots campaigns, and social movements. In fact, there are over 10,000 active volunteers in the United States.  Building a network of passionate volunteer advocates can propel your organization toward its goals and help you effect real change in your community, but acquiring volunteers is only the […]

Unleash the Power of the People: 5 Steps to Building a Grassroots Campaign

The beauty of a grassroots campaign lies in its ability to empower individuals and communities to make a tangible impact, bringing them together to champion a cause, influence change, or support a candidate they believe in.  Grassroots campaigns are a genuine embodiment of democracy in action, and below, we’ll outline five essential steps through which […]

Advocacy in the Age of AI: Harnessing the Future to Amplify Your Voice

Americans have an uncanny ability to adapt, especially when it comes to new technology, and the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is a prime example of that: While some still have their apprehensions about AI, many are embracing it. According to a 2022 Pew Research Center survey, 27% of Americans interact with AI “at least several […]

5 Strategies for Evaluating Your Advocacy Work

You’ve worked tirelessly, passionately pushing for your cause and striving to make the world a better place through your political advocacy. The last thing you want to do is let your momentum wane, but periodically pausing, reflecting, and assessing is essential to amplifying your voice and maximizing the reach of your advocacy efforts. With that […]

Advocacy: Expectations vs. Reality

Whether you are leading a grassroots advocacy group or are simply a passionate member, fighting for a cause you believe in can be a true roller coaster ride. When you help someone in need, mobilize a community for your cause, or get an important issue on the ballot, you will feel elated and accomplished. Conversely, […]

Data for Grassroots & Advocacy Groups

Grassroots and advocacy groups fulfill one of the most important civil responsibilities. With modern technology, even a relatively small grassroots organization can have a huge impact. That is not to say that grassroots organizing or public advocacy is easy. Quite the contrary, all advocacy groups need to have the right strategy in place. Knowing how […]

Key Contact Pillars: Identification

When trying to educate lawmakers on issues important to your organization, nothing matters more than relationships. No, I’m not talking about relationships between lawmakers and your lobbying team. I’m talking about relationships between lawmakers and their constituents. Building an effective grasstops advocacy, or “Key Contact Program,” is one of the most important aspects of your […]

Social Media Advocacy: Is it Necessary?

Elected officials love their social media! Whether they are promoting a piece of legislation they recently introduced, posting a photo they took with constituents, or posting memes (yes… they post memes too!) lawmakers stay active on social media. In 2022 alone, federal lawmakers posted on social media more than 909,000 times. With those numbers its […]

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