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Advocacy: Non-profits and Policy Makers

Some nonprofit leaders believe that it is wrong to engage in advocacy. How would you respond to their perspective to try to change their minds? What are the most compelling arguments you could use to influence their perspective?

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The most compelling arguments that I would use to influence their perspective are that advocacy is important for nonprofits to achieve their mission. Non profits get connected and collaborate through advocacy efforts. Advocacy provides information to policy makers that are important for policy making. Through advocacy nonprofits provide experience and expertise. Through advocacy there is a shared vision, sound process, and open communication. Most importantly, advocacy creates an environment of trust between the nonprofits and the government. Leadership becomes more effective. For example, a nonprofit is having a mission of reducing ...

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This solution explains how advocacy can be beneficial for nonprofits and for the policy makers. The sources used are also included in the solution.