Public Policy Advocacy: A Best Practice Guide

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Canadian CED Network

Year: 2013

Three Key Steps to Public Policy Advocacy

Creating a supportive policy environment is an essential, and often daunting task for many non-profit organizations. The Canadian CED Network has created a new resources to help simplify the policy advocacy process. Public Policy Advocacy: Best Practices is a best practice guide that takes readers through three critical steps to effective policy advocacy:

  1. Research the political and public policy context within which your issue fits
  2. Prepare your campaign using the information gathered in step one
  3. Action: develop an action plan to carry out your advocacy campaign

Also included are four principles, which encourage readers to be patient, cultivate partnerships, and be ready embrace opportunities.