Sometimes the hardest part of engaging in advocacy can be figuring out where to start.
Government is the mechanism for public policy process, and elected officials and their staff are driving and creating policies. As their constituents and important stakeholders in civil society, they need to hear from you about how policies will affect our communities.
Advocacy and engagement with policymakers is a tool that is readily available to you and your foundation to support your efforts in furthering your mission and advancing the greater good. This Advocacy Toolkit is designed to be a quick resource for Council members and others engaged in the philanthropic space.
Basics of Engaging with Congress
- How to Find Your Members of Congress
- Checklist for a Successful Meeting with your members of Congress
- Congressional Staff Roles
- Local and Online Outreach and Engagement Opportunities