Title:Nonprofits and policy advocacy: learning from success.
Subject:Social issues – advocacy
Publisher:Edmonton Social Planning Council
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2009
This document is a review of successful non-profit policy advocacy practices. Using case studies and examples from Alberta, Canada, and internationally, this guide outlines how and why non-profits should participate in policy advocacy, and breaks down some of the key features of successful policy advocacy efforts. These include developing a policy advocacy strategy, connecting advocacy with social movements, taking part in coalitions and partnerships, understanding the policy-making process, using thoughtful messaging, and providing valuable information. Appendices include further resources on advocacy and examples of coalitions currently working on social issue advocacy in Alberta and Canada