Advocacy work can be risky – especially if not everyone is on the same page! Disagreement or confusion about your position can get your organization into hot water. Uncertainty about who can speak publicly on behalf of the organization can lead to internal conflicts.
To ensure that advocacy activities are managed in a clear and consistent manner, it’s useful to develop an internal advocacy policy for your organization.
What does your organization do and not do when it comes to advocacy? What issues do you advocate for? Who decides which ones are the top priorities? Who is empowered to speak publicly about those issues on behalf of the organization? What happens if an employee or board member disagrees with the organization’s position – and speaks out about it?
This hands-on virtual workshop will walk you through the key questions to ask yourself when developing an internal advocacy policy and provide some food for thought on how to answer them!