9781412996167

The Lobbying Strategy Handbook; 10 Steps to Advancing Any Cause Effectively

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  • Copyright: 7/13/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

This book teaches students of social work and non-profit management how the government works and what they can do to effect change at the state or local level through lobbying. Social workers are very politically active and this book covers key skills taught in a policy practice course. The centerpiece of the book is a 10-step lobbying process that walks the student through important stages of lobbying. It lays out a clear, 10 point framework that helps students lobby effectively. It also provides a chapter on the 10 point process in action, which displays case examples of student projects from conception to implementation. Following the 10 point process the author also presents chapters on tax aspects of non-profits and the varying structures of such organizations. In addition the author includes chapters on budgeting, evaluation, and hiring and working with a lobbyist.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Lobbying and Advocacy: What Does It Mean, and Why Should You Do It?p. 5
What does the literature say about nonprofits and lobbying?
Why do nonprofit organizations need to get engaged?
What are some examples of important rights established through citizen advocacy?
What is the difference between advocacy and lobbying?
What will this book teach you?
The Rules of Engagementp. 19
What are the nonprofit lobbying regulations?
What is the 501(h) election?
How can you fund your advocacy campaign?
What are some other tax structures that allow for lobbying?
Pork: "The Other White Meat" or Quagmires of Government Budgetingp. 33
How do government budgets work?
How did "pork" become so prevalent in budget discussions?
Why is the Tea Party a brew?
Where do taxes and poverty come in?
Making Law: Confessions of an Erstwhile Legislatorp. 53
How is the lawmaking process mapped out?
How does the legislature really work (as illustrated by a bill that made its way through the process)?
Ten Common Elements of Successful Advocacy Campaigns: Steps 1 to 3p. 103
What is the 10-step framework?
What happens in the first three steps (as illustrated by examples from a student-led advocacy project)?
Ten Common Elements of Successful Advocacy Campaigns: Steps 4 to 7p. 127
What happens in Steps 4-7 (as illustrated by examples from the same student-led advocacy project discussed in the previous chapter) ?
Ten Common Elements of Successful Advocacy Campaigns: Steps 8 to 10p. 147
What happens in the final three campaign steps and to the students' project?
The 10 Steps in Action: A Case Study of the Strategy and Processp. 165
How did a group of students attempting to pass a registry of employees who had harmed adults with developmental disabilities conduct their state legislative campaign?
Reach the Final Steps!p. 205
What resulted from the efforts of the students discussed in the previous chapter?
The 10 Steps Strike Again! Breaking the Tire Cycle: A Campaign With International Impactp. 223
How did a group of students succeed in passing a bill to prevent tire pollution from Mexico?
Fighting for Justice in Cyberspace: The Role of Technology in Advocacyp. 215
Where do you start?
What works best?
So Now You Have a Law: What Do You Do With It? Monitoring Progress on the Issuep. 269
What do you do to make sure your bill gets implemented after it is passed? Addendum: Understanding the Difference Between Full-Time and Part-Time State Legislaturesp. 277
Indexp. 289
About the Editorp. 299
About the Contributorsp. 301
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