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How to Be an Effective Advocate in Congress


With a new presidential administration officially in office, NGOs and citizens alike are grappling with how best to advocate for their causes and engage with lawmakers in an uncertain and contentious political climate.

And if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.

The Congressional Management Foundation’s (CMF) forthcoming report, “Citizen-Centric Advocacy: The Untapped Power of Constituent Engagement,” which surveyed staffers from all 535 Congressional offices, will be the most comprehensive and authoritative research to date on advocacy and elected officials.

The report will be the first that includes multiple case studies showcasing tangible citizen-advocates’s tactics, presenting replicable models of successful engagement strategies that are based on trainings for advocates that were tested with Congress members and their offices.

This webinar, led by CMF President & CEO Brad Fitch, will delve into the research of the nonpartisan study to provide unique insights and identify proven strategies for influencing lawmakers and staff across the political spectrum.

We’ll cover:

  • The comprehensive methodology of the report and key insights
  • Case studies of successful advocacy efforts from the social sector
  • Tried-and-true strategies for engaging and influencing Congressional offices of any political stripe
  • How to take your advocacy efforts to the next level, and why it’s critical to do so

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