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Toolkits  |  February 3, 2011

This toolkit reviews ways in which your organization might utilize social media platforms in order to mobilize advocates.

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Toolkits  |  February 3, 2011

This toolkit examines some of the common ways and best times to engage the media for advocacy purposes.

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Toolkits  |  February 3, 2011

his toolkit suggests key strategies and tips for mobilizing your network, colleagues, and others to get involved in advocacy.

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Toolkits  |  February 3, 2011

This toolkit provides the tools and strategies necessary to set up a meeting with your congressional offices.

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Toolkits  |  February 2, 2011

This toolkit will provide you with all of the strategies and tools you need to plan and host an effective site visit for your elected official.

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Toolkits  |  February 2, 2011

This toolkit is designed to help you make the most of the many quick calls, letters, emails, and faxes you might send to your congressional office each year.

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Toolkits  |  February 2, 2011

This toolkit offers some suggestions for mapping out a strategy for your advocacy efforts over time in order to establish a strong relationship with your elected officials.

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Toolkits  |  February 2, 2011

This toolkit covers some of the legislative basics, including key committees and staff positions, how an idea is turned into federal policy, the appropriations process, and common terminology.

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Toolkits  |  February 2, 2011

This toolkit is designed to help nonprofit organizations, designated as 501(c)(3) organizations by the IRS, understand what constitutes lobbying and how to measure and report on lobbying activities.

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Toolkits  |  December 1, 2010

This is an example of what a "Timeline" within a strategic advocacy plan might look like.

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Toolkits  |  December 1, 2010

This is an example of what a Goals and Objectives Chart within a strategic advocacy plan might look like.

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Toolkits  |  December 1, 2010

Encouraging representatives from the media to attend a site visit can give both your organization and the Member of Congress positive press attention. Send out a media advisory like the one below to let members of the media know the event is happening.

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Toolkits  |  December 1, 2010

You can use this sample thank you letter as a template for the letter thanking your Member of Congress for visiting your program.

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Toolkits  |  December 1, 2010

You should fax or email this after the Member agrees to participate in a site visit, and at least a week prior to the event.

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Toolkits  |  December 1, 2010

You can work the agenda items into the conversation as the senator/representative tours a program facility, OR you can do a separate presentation before or after the tour is completed.

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