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State of Nonprofit Advocacy

By Darragh Joyce | January 14, 2021

It was a turbulent year for the nonprofit sector. The extreme currents caused by a global pandemic, massive racial protests and a divisive election impacted everything from programming and membership to fundraising. There was no playbook for this.  Yet amid the chaos, advocacy shined. Scores of nonprofits embraced change, adapted quickly and recast their strategy to…

State of Corporate Advocacy

By Darragh Joyce | January 11, 2021

Companies endured unprecedented challenges in 2020. The pandemic. The protests. The election. Government relations and public affairs pros faced consequential decisions at every turn. 2021 has posed new threats and challenges that have forced companies to take decisive action. There was a time when companies might have sat silent. Even 10 years ago, the common…

Guide to the 117th Congress

By Michelle Logan | January 4, 2021

The 117th Congress is filled with dozens of new faces. To help your organization meet new lawmakers and communicate on your issues in coming months, we have assembled biographical data from GovPredict on every certified member of the House and Senate. This downloadable, tabular reference, which you can share within your organization, will show you…

7 Steps to Building Winning Advocacy Campaigns in 2021

By Michelle Logan | November 19, 2020

There is much ahead in 2021, from a new administration and Congress to state legislative sessions. Major policy changes are ahead on pandemic relief, climate change, immigration and dozens of other issues. For advocacy organizations, now is the time to tune up your program. To help you get started, here are 7 steps to help…

Show the Value of Your Program

By Darragh Joyce | October 22, 2020

In every corporate environment, teams are expected to report on progress and show return on investment. It’s how business units talk to the boss. Government Relations and Public Affairs teams are no exception. The metrics are different—sometimes less understood—but explaining your strategy, challenges and performance is vital to draw resources and grow your program. Our…

Executive Summary for Corporations

By Darragh Joyce | October 7, 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year. From the public health crisis to widespread protests and elections, we knew that this year’s State of Advocacy report had to be different.  The Phone2Action team spent three months analyzing data from 2019 and 2020 to understand the tectonic changes in advocacy that took place this year. What we…

Getting Started in Advocacy

By Darragh Joyce | July 30, 2020

There’s no doubt that launching a program for the first time can be daunting, especially when expectations are high within your organization. It becomes far more manageable if you can break up the tasks and take them in order. This guide can help you do exactly that. Over the years, Phone2Action has launched hundreds of…

Raising Money in a Challenging Time

By Darragh Joyce | July 9, 2020

Raising Money in a Challenging Time Fundraising is a crucial lifeline for many nonprofits. Motivating donors has never been more important than during the pandemic, which ushered in new rules and challenges. As one expert said, “there’s no playbook for this.” But there are strategies to be employed as the new fundraising landscape reveals itself.…

From Physical to Digital: Hosting a Virtual Lobby Day

By Helena Pierides | May 7, 2020

How to democratize lobbying, build community, engage supporters and harness momentum The COVID-19 crisis has forced many organizations to move their fly-ins and conferences to digital formats—and many are seeing solid results. Digital advocacy is soaring in the pandemic. Maintaining that momentum is important, and a comprehensive Virtual Lobby Day can do exactly that. Our…

An Advocacy-Driven Approach to Email

By Darragh Joyce | May 4, 2020

Email is the engine that drives grassroots programs. Yet many programs are seeing open rates lag, with click and conversion rates in low single digits. If that describes your program, it may be time for a tune up. Download An Advocacy-Driven Approach to Email to learn how proper maintenance and email practices can bring about…