How “Politics” Works When it Comes to Passing Legislation 1. Understand Controversial vs. Non-Controversial Legislation Non-Controversial It’s easiest to think of legislation as either controversial or non-controversial (obviously some bills are in-between). An example of non-controversial legislation would be a … Continue reading How Legislation (Really) Gets Passed
Action pages are way better, way more effective, and way more empowering than simple online petitions. We need to make a clear distinction between online petitions and online action pages. Online petitions simply collect a bunch of names around a … Continue reading Why Action Pages Are Way Better Than Petitions
Quite often, I am asked the question: “Do legislators care about emails?” or “Do legislators respond to emails?” The answer to this question is yes, they do care, and here’s why: One Email Actually Represents Many Here’s an insider secret: … Continue reading Why Politicians Respond to Emails, Tweets, & Calls
Too many good organizations are putting off grassroots lobbying & advocacy. Here’s why you should start advocating ASAP 1. Further Your Mission (Hugely) It’s amazing what can happen with some words on paper and the stroke of a pen. … Continue reading Why to Lobby & Advocate
At Ujoin.co we work with a lot of 501c3 nonprofit organizations, and, well, I wish I had a dime for every time I hear someone tell me they’re not allowed to lobby or advocate. The big takeaway is that for … Continue reading Can a 501(c)(3) Organization Lobby? Yes, it can!
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Four Steps to Win a Grassroots Advocacy Campaign You need to influence a policy but need some help? Follow these steps, and above all, know that you need to consider both your “inside” strategies and tactics, and your “outside” ones. … Continue reading Need to Influence a Policy but Need Some Help?