Advocacy Resources for Nonprofits

January 25, 2018 Ashley Davis

Advocacy Resources for Nonprofits

By Jeanette Russell

With midterm elections in play, you’ll need a go-to advocacy resource to help you galvanize your supporters to influence policy and the debate. Below is a round-up of advocacy tools and tips for nonprofits that you probably won’t find anywhere else but here at Blackbaud.



  • Turn Your Advocacy Supporters into Donors. Read >>
  • How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support. Read >>
  • Growth Hacking Your Mission with People Power. Read >>
  • 9 Ways Social Media Helps Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy. Read >>
  • What the Political Climate Means for Your Nonprofit Marketing Strategy. Read >>
  • How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever. Read >>
  • The Myth That 501(C)(3)s Can’t Engage in Advocacy. Read >>
  • How to Get 1300 Advocates to Capitol Hill [HINT: It’s more than just practice]. Read >>



  • Legal Rules for Digital Advocacy. Watch >>
  • Citizen-Centric Advocacy: The Untapped Power of Constituent Engagement. Watch >>
  • The Secrets Behind People-Powered Campaigns. Watch >>
  • Super Advocates: How to find them, train them, and put them to work. Watch >>
  • Beyond Email: Give Power to Your People to Amplify Your Message. Watch >>

- How to Create a Super Advocates Program. Download >>
- How to Today’s Volunteers Build Power for Movements. Download  >>
- Getting Influencers to Root for Your Cause. Download >>
-  [Infographic] Increase Engagement with Social Listening. Download >>

- How to Create People Powered Movements (on-demand), Mobilisation Labs. Sign up >>
- Accelerate Your Advocacy Career (on-demand), Change University,  Sign up >>
- Become an Advocacy Leader in 2018, Campaign Workshop.  Sign up >>
- Advocacy workshops and trainings, Bolder Advocacy. View workshops >>



We both provide and partner with some of the most effective advocacy solutions to help you galvanize your people power to influence policy.

- Facebook Engagement. Grow your list of advocacy supporters and manage your Facebook community like a pro (starting at $9/month!). Check out ActionSprout >>

Video Storytelling. Empower supporters to share their authentic stories on Facebook, YouTube & webpages about why your mission matters through User-generated Video. See the app at GatherVoices.

- P2P Texting. Drive event turnout through personal texting communication between your volunteers and supporters. Checkout out Hustle and Relay >>

Canvassing. Mobile first tablets streamline your field operations so you can efficiently gather petitions, register voters,  fundraise and more! Visit Grassroots Unwired >>

Social Ambassadors. Boost your campaign engagement with Blackbaud’s social solution which streamlines the cultivation of your socially active supporters who can share your message on their social networks. Watch product tour >>


- Fission Strategy builds digital movements that succeed through the power of people by bringing the best of startup ideas & innovation to leading nonprofits.

- Epolitics founder, Colin Delany, is one of the premier digital advocacy, politics and communications strategists in the United States.

- FireFly Partners provides strategic digital solutions for nonprofits and specializes in customizing Blackbaud solutions.


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