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Citizens in Action:


In Citizens in Action, Stephanie Vance, the “Advocacy Guru,” takes the controversial position that it is possible to get heard on the Hill, that not all politicians are corrupt (OK, a few are), and that citizens can “get things done” from Washington, D.C. to their city council.

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The Advocacy Handbook:


With a landslide of policy initiatives churning through Washington, the states and local governments, you can’t be everywhere at once. Still, even one phrase in a bill can have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.

If you’re starting fresh with advocacy or trying to catch up with organizations that already have highly motivated networks in place, the handbook helps you plan and implement a comprehensive program. Or, simply zero in on specific aspects of your existing plan, like shoring up HLOGA compliance, creating multi-level networks, or dealing with opponents.

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Citizens Advocacy Handbook
 

Citizens in Action :


In Citizens in Action, Stephanie Vance, the “Advocacy Guru,” takes the controversial position that it is possible to get heard on the Hill, that not all politicians are corrupt (OK, a few are), and that citizens can “get things done” from Washington, D.C. to their city council.

Ever wanted to make a difference – for your world, for your country or for your neighborhood – but weren’t sure how to get started? 

Feel a little intimidated at the idea of contacting an elected leader – whether your city council member, your state legislator or a Member of Congress? 

Think it’s impossible to gain the attention of elected leaders without sending them a big campaign contribution?

Well, think again.
 
In Citizens in Action, Stephanie Vance, the “Advocacy Guru,” takes the controversial position that it is possible to get heard on the Hill, that not all politicians are corrupt (OK, a few are), and that citizens can “get things done” from Washington, D.C. to their city council. Vance’s tips and advice are helpful whether you’re just getting started on an advocacy effort or have been trying to gain the attention of elected officials for years.

Citizen Advocate Reviews...

Want your voice heard in government? Read this book. In 12 chapters, Vance shows how you can make a difference by knowing what you want, figuring out whom to contact, developing your message, and delivering it effectively. She provides tons of examples and tips--"The Top Ten Things Elected Officials and Their Staffs HATE to Hear" is one of my favorites. Vance, who worked on Capitol Hill, writes in an easy, conversational style. If you're a novice or an old hand at lobbying (or advocacy, as Vance prefers), you'll find great stuff here. Frank H. Mackaman, Dirksen Congressional Center

This book has tremendous insights into what I call, "the Capitol engine" policymaking; who are the players and how do you make contact with them effectively; and how to understand the always changing political scene that changes the players. The two chapters,Developing your message and Delivering your message are the best I've ever read. Ms. Vance has certainly offered anyone who wishes to be an effective citizen advocate or lobbyist THE guide to success!! Susi Pittman,Florida Catholic Conference Advocate, Citizen Lobbyist for the Humane Society of the United States
 

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The Advocacy Handbook :


With a landslide of policy initiatives churning through Washington, the states and local governments, you can’t be everywhere at once. Still, even one phrase in a bill can have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.



If you’re starting fresh with advocacy or trying to catch up with organizations that already have highly motivated networks in place, the handbook helps you plan and implement a comprehensive program. Or, simply zero in on specific aspects of your existing plan, like shoring up HLOGA compliance, creating multi-level networks, or dealing with opponents.

Need to accomplish major policy goals on a smaller budget?

Have to reach officials leery of “special interests?”

Want to leverage Web 2.0 tactics - without risking legal and ethical nightmares?


With a landslide of policy initiatives churning through Washington, the states and local governments, you can’t be everywhere at once.  Still, even one phrase in a bill can have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.

If you’re starting fresh with advocacy or trying to catch up with organizations that already have highly motivated networks in place, the handbook helps you plan and implement a comprehensive program.  Or, simply zero in on specific aspects of your existing plan, like shoring up HLOGA compliance, creating multi-level networks, or dealing with opponents.

Packed with ready-to-use samples, tables, and case studies

Written by “Advocacy Guru” Stephanie Vance, The Advocacy Handbook arms your organization with the all-new secrets for recruiting, motivating, and empowering your members.  This hard-working manual delivers step-by-step guidance on what works best for communications, training, motivation, activities, the media, connecting with elected officials, and telling that all-important “story.” 

Whether you’re an advocacy veteran or newcomer, you’ll find everything you need to succeed, including how to:
  1. Organize your policy agenda
  2. Comply with the legalities of advocacy
  3. Structure and build your network according to your mission — and budget
  4. Recruit and communicate effectively with advocates
  5. Train your members on when — and how — to take action
  6. Inspire your advocates to share compelling personal stories
  7. Plan results-oriented advocacy activities, including lobby days, virtual lobby days, site visits, town hall meetings, and campaigns using Web 2.0, email, phone calls, or letters
  8. Get positive public relations and media visibility
  9. Work with and contribute to PACs and political campaigns
Remember, so much policy is coming down the pike! Just one clause in a bill could have a profound impact on your organization's policy goals.

Order now to mobilize your advocacy network in time to make a difference.
 

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