Lobbying And Advocacy

Author: Deanna Gelak
Editor: TheCapitol.Net Inc
ISBN: 1587331004
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Gelak offers a comprehensive guide for lobbyists and Washington advocates that reveals top strategies for winning as an effective lobbyist or advocate, practical resources and methods for maintaining compliance, and extensive lists of resources.

The Lobbying And Advocacy Handbook For Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Marcia Avner
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ISBN: 9781618580078
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"Nonprofit lobbying is exciting, rewarding, honorable work. Lobbying is a proven way to advance issues, support good ideas, respond to crises, avert disasters, and ensure that an organization's work is adequately supported. Through lobbying, specific laws and regulations that will further an organization's mission can be identified and pressed for adoption. Public policies can be shaped and sustained to reflect an organization's values and priorities. The Nonprofit Board Member's Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy shows board members how to use their power and privilege to move their organization's work forward." - provided by publisher.

Lobbying For Good

Author: Paul Monaghan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351274627
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The business case for sustainability or corporate responsibility will never be strong enough to support an isolated business in its competition against the unscrupulous. The progressive vanguard reaches a point where it can advance no further without rendering itself uncompetitive. That is, unless advocacy and public policy intervention change the rules and shift the bar for the allowable lowest common denominator. With the base reset, so is the bar of aspiration. New rules enable new behaviours, with players competing on a fairer, more sustainable footing. This ground-breaking book, Lobbying for Good, describes how far-sighted businesses are rebooting the game, throwing off cultural inhibitions and sticking their head above the parapet to advocate progressive legislative change. The authors describe a strategic opportunity to get on board the next wave of CSR – the most radical and impactful yet – and explain how finely-tuned and well-delivered lobbying for good can be an extremely cost-effective brand-enhancement tool. Against a backdrop of general mistrust in business lobbying, learn how leaders are making it work and lobbying for good.

The Lobbying And Advocacy Handbook For Nonprofit Organizations Second Edition

Author: Marcia Avner
Editor: Fieldstone Alliance
ISBN: 9781630264499
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The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations, Second Edition, is your complete road map to shaping public policy at the state and local level. It gives detailed, step-by-step instructions for developing an effective plan and putting it into action. With this handbook, you will discover how lobbying can help fulfill your mission; learn how to initiate, support, or defeat bills; develop effective lobbying skills; gather and mobilize support for your positions; learn how to use the media effectively; influence gov’t administrators to back your policy positions; comply with state and federal regulations; and set up systems in your nonprofit to support lobbying. In addition to updated worksheets, case studies, and resources, new material in the second edition includes nonprofit civic engagement and voter mobilization; designing the Policy Committee that works for your nonprofit; utilizing social media in your communications strategies; administrative advocacy: working with governmental agencies; and understanding the why, what and how of collaboration.

Charity Advocacy And The Law

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Editor: Wiley Law Publications
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Discusses what nonprofit organizations can and cannot do to affect public policy in light of the revised set of lobbying regulations recently issued by the IRS. Defines various forms of advocacy (from lobbying and political advocacy to boycotts and demonstrations) as well as the six prohibited activities. Explains how nonprofits are allowed to impact legislative and political processes. Clarifies how nonprofits can carry out their exempt (i.e., religious and educational) functions.

Community Led Advocacy And Lobbying

Author: Wahu Kaara
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Lobbying And Advocacy Training Workshop

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Nonprofit Board Member S Guide To Lobbying And Advocacy

Author: Marcia Avner
Editor: Fieldstone Alliance
ISBN: 9781630263904
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Nonprofit lobbying is exciting, rewarding, honorable work. Lobbying is a proven way to advance issues, support good ideas, respond to crises, avert disasters, and ensure that an organization's work is adequately supported. Through lobbying, specific laws and regulations that will further an organization's mission can be identified and pressed for adoption. Public policies can be shaped and sustained to reflect an organization's values and priorities. The Nonprofit Board Member's Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy shows board members how to use their power and privilege to move their organization's work forward. The book includes: concepts, principles, and strategies specific to board members of 501 (c)(3) charities; an eight-step process that enables boards to plan for advocacy; first-person success stories and from-the-field advice from board members across the U.S.; 3 ways to influence the executive branch of government; 4 facts about lobbying with foundation grant funds; 20 frequently asked questions about lobbying; information about the laws that govern lobbying by nonprofits; detailed worksheets that lead readers through critical processes; an appendix of lobbying tips and tactics; and encouragement to make advocacy and lobbying core to a board's active leadership. Detailed worksheets lead you through critical processes--from creating a public policy readiness profile, selecting lobbying strategies, identifying key decision makers, identifying resources, and drafting a public policy work plan. An annotated list of helpful resources includes publications, organizations, and web sites. Nonprofits can and should participate in shaping public policy through advocacy and lobbying. Board member's voices are heard when others are ignored. Whether your organization is large or small, national or local, a lobbying export or a rookie, this book will help your board get out there and advocate!

Brussels Versus The Beltway

Author: Christine Mahoney
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589012828
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This book presents the first large-scale study of lobbying strategies and outcomes in the United States and the European Union, two of the most powerful political systems in the world. Every day, tens of thousands of lobbyists in Washington and Brussels are working to protect and promote their interests in the policymaking process. Policies emanating from these two spheres have global impacts—they set global standards, they influence global markets, and they determine global politics. Armed with extensive new data, Christine Mahoney challenges the conventional stereotypes that attribute any differences between the two systems to cultural ones—the American, a partisan and combative approach, and the European, a consensus-based one. Mahoney draws from 149 interviews involving 47 issues to detail how institutional structures, the nature of specific issues, and characteristics of the interest groups combine to determine decisions about how to approach a political fight, what arguments to use, and how to frame an issue. She looks at how lobbyists choose lobbying tactics, public relations strategies, and networking and coalition activities. Her analysis demonstrates that advocacy can be better understood when we study the lobbying of interest groups in their institutional and issue context. This book offers new insights into how the process of lobbying works on both sides of the Atlantic.

Advocates And Persuaders

Author: Mark J. Sheehan
Editor: Australian Scholarly Publishing
ISBN: 1925801586
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The authors of Advocates and Persuaders aim to demystify the political practice of lobbying. They believe that lobbying has a significant role to play in a healthy democracy, and they examine it closely in the contexts of federal, state and local government. They also shine a spotlight on the involvement of the media, regulators and pollsters in lobbying and include as case studies analyses of lobbying by a diversity of organisations, ranging widely from large corporations to grass roots activists.

Lobbying As Advocacy Public Relations And Its Unspoken Code Of Ethics

Author: Kati A. Tusinski
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"This paper examines lobbying as a form of advocacy public relations. Interviews and document analysis are used to illustrate the advocacy function of lobbying and questions the ethics of such work." -- abstract.

Roundtable On Gender Advocacy And Lobbying For Sadc Members Of Parliament

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Taking part in the forum were members of the parliaments of the following countries: Mozambique, Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Namibia.

A Practitioner S Guide To Lobbying And Advocacy In California

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Lobbying Advocacy And Nonprofit Boards

Author: John D. Sparks
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Lobbying And Advocacy For Smallholder Farmers

Author: Chiramwiwa Gavi
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E Advocacy For Nonprofits

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Training Manual For The Participation Of Women In Governance

Author: Jadesola Akande
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Lobbying For Social Change Third Edition

Author: Willard C. Richan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136445153
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This step-by-step guide to lobbying covers it all—from the basics for beginners to specific techniques for experienced lobbyists “You and I may never achieve major public office, but we do not need to in order to affect public policy.” —Author Willard C. Richan To effect social change, any lobbyist’s case must be presented with skill, knowledge, and confidence. This reader-friendly book shows the way. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and provides the nuts and bolts of public policy advocacy (lobbying) in non-technical language. Lobbying for Social Change, Third Edition is organized in a way that easily lends itself to use in the classroom as well as by individual or group advocates, and it is packed with clearly presented case material that illustrates the lobbying process in action. This new edition provides updated case material, expanded coverage of electronic media, and two new chapters; one focusing on direct action for fundamental change, and the other presenting a case history of a grassroots lobbying campaign. Part I of Lobbying for Social Change, Third Edition, entitled “The Basics,” will show you how to: assess your political resources set an agenda for action understand whom to lobby—and how to gauge their power, motivation, and ability to effect or impede social change gather and use evidence to support your position Part II, “Practical Applications,” gives you nuts-and-bolts information about how lobbying is done. You’ll learn: how to work directly with policymakers-face-to-face, by mail, by telephone, etc. effective rules for to testifying in a public hearing how to make use of the mass media-writing news releases, participating in panel discussions, what to do when being interviewed (and how to increase your chances of being a repeat guest on talk and news shows), and how to effectively work with print and electronic media, including the Internet ways to take on the system through direct action Part III, “Case History of a Grassroots Lobbying Campaign,” takes you inside an actual campaign (in this case, to amend the impending—at the time—welfare reform bill). You’ll see how a group of five Philadelphia area social workers and one feminist activist started the Delaware County Coalition to Save Our Safety Net—a coalition that would make a substantial impact on the specifics of welfare in the state of Pennsylvania. This new edition of the classic manual for lobbyists is packed with vital information for lobbying in the new millennium. We urge you to consider making it a part of your personal or teaching collection today!

Nonprofits And Advocacy

Author: Robert J. Pekkanen
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421413493
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When the Susan G. Komen foundation pulled funding for Planned Parenthood’s breast exam program, the public uproar brought new focus to the high political and economic stakes faced by nonprofit organizations. The missions of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations, political action committees, and now Super PACs have become blurred as issues of advocacy and political influence have become increasingly entangled. Questions abound: Should a nonprofit advocate for its mission and its constituents with a goal of affecting public policy? What are the limits of such advocacy work? Will such efforts fundamentally jeopardize nonprofit work? What can studies of nonprofit advocacy efforts reveal? Editors Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven Rathgeb Smith, and Yutaka Tsujinaka recognize the urgent need for relevant research and insight into these issues as direct and indirect government services are squeezed by federal cutbacks. Nonprofits and Advocacy defines advocacy and clarifies the differences among advocacy, lobbying, political activity, and education, as well as advocacy measurements. Providing original empirical data and innovative theoretical arguments, this comparative study is organized into two parts. The first part focuses on local and national dimensions of nonprofit advocacy, and the second part looks at organizational politics and strategies. The conclusion considers basic questions about nonprofit advocacy and seeks to draw lessons from research efforts and practice. Providing a critical look at the multidimensional roles and advocacy efforts of nonprofits, this volume will be valued by scholars, students, leaders, and activists—many of whom advocate for the interests of their organizations while delivering services to their organizations' constituents. The research is also relevant for policymakers involved in cross-sector public policy initiatives as they strive to provide more efficient public-private solutions to challenging governance issues.

Lobbying And Advocacy Sourcebook

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Lobbying and Advocacy Sourcebook is the companion volume to "Lobbying and Advocacy" by Deanna Gelak, the comprehensive guide for lobbyists and Washington advocates. Table of Contents 1. How to Register as a Congressional Lobbyist 2. The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA). Pub. L. 110-815, Sept 14, 2007, 121 Stat. 769 3. Lobbying Disclosure Act (as amended) 2 USC 1601, et seq. 4. House Report 104-339 Part I, Nov. 14, 1995 accompanying the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 5. Lobbying Disclosure Act Guidance, prepared by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives 6. Senate Rule 35: Gifts 7. Senate Rule 37: Conflict of Interest 8. House Rule 25, Limitations on Outside Earned Income and Acceptance of Gifts 9. Highlights of the House Ethics Rules, Revised January 2008 10. False Claims 18 U.S.C. 1001, Statements or entries generally (18 U.S.C. Ch. 47, Fraud and False Statements) False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729-3733: 3729, False claims 3730, Civil actions for false claims 3731, False claims procedure 3732, False claims jurisdiction 3733, Civil investigative demands 11. "Gifts from Outside Sources," Office of Government Ethics (1998) 12. "Understanding the Revolving Door: How Ethics Rules Apply to Your Job Seeking and Post-Government Employment Activities," Office of Government Ethics, October 2007 13. "Rules for the Road" ("briefly describes what you can do after you leave Government service"), Office of Government Ethics, October 2007 14. U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Federal Employee Crossword Puzzles Misuse of Position Outside Activities Gifts General Things You Should Know About Ethics Job Seeking and Post-Employment Grand Slam 15. FEC Special Notices on Political Ads and Solicitations 16. "Political Activity and the Federal Employee," Office of Special Counsel, December 2005 17. Internal Revenue Service Descriptions of Political Activities and Lobbying Restrictions on Nonprofit Organizations (Political and Lobbying Activities; Lobbying; Measuring Lobbying: Substantial Part Test; Political Campaign Intervention by 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations - Educating Exempt Organizations) 18. "Acceptance of Gifts by Members and Employees of the House of Representatives Under New Ethics Rules of the 110th Congress," by Jack Maskell, CRS Report for Congress RS22566, February 15, 2008 19. "Tax-Exempt Organizations: Political Activity Restrictions and Disclosure Requirements," by Erika Lunder, CRS Report for Congress RL33377, September 11, 2007 20. "Lobbyists and Interest Groups: Sources of Information," by Zina L. Watkins, CRS Report for Congress RS20725, May 9, 2008 21. "Lobbying Law and Ethics Rules Changes in the 110th Congress," by Jack Maskell, CRS Report for Congress RL34166, September 18, 2007 22. "Campaign Finance: Legislative Developments and Policy Issues in the 110th Congress," by R. Sam Garrett, CRS Report for Congress RL34324, January 14, 2008 23. "Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007: The Role of the Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate," by Jacob R. Straus, CRS Report for Congress RL34377, July 22, 2008 24. The Government of the United States (organizational chart) 25. The Constitution of the United States ISBN 10: 1587331055 ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-105-3 Complete Table of Contents at www.LobbyingandAdvocacy.com