Advocacy Checklist



Public Charity Advocacy

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In a new “Advocacy Checklist,” Bolder Advocacy Guest Contributor Dr. Sara Watson outlines 22 different facets of organizational readiness to participate in advocacy. It includes considerations both inside and beyond your nonprofit.  It will help you be prepared to take on a role that’s crucial to reaching your goals.  And it can reassure your funders you are using their resources accurately. 

This checklist also compliments Bolder Advocacy’s organizational capacity assessment tools like the Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT!) and ACT! Quick, which can be used by nonprofits and coalitions to benchmark skills, identify gaps and opportunities, and determine where advocacy capacity needs to be built.

Dr. Watson is the founder of Watson Strategies LLC and has a 30-year career in philanthropy and policy advocacy.  She has written a variety of publications on foundation engagement in public policy advocacy.