Sample advocacy kitsJun 1st, 2011 | By Justin Long | | Print This Post |
Many different causes provide “advocacy kits” for their supporters. Here is a sampling of the kits. Note that I am not including these because I endorse them, but rather because I think they are good examples of advocacy kits that enable people to fulfill a mission, are well put together, and are freely distributed.
- AdvocatesForYouth.org is an advocacy kit for groups promoting sex education for kids (they are anti-abstinence, but their advocacy kits are very good and worth examining). Also consider the fact sheet resources they provide in Growing up Global.
- Sierra Club Resources has a number of well designed fact sheets as well as a nice tool kit for activists.
- The Democracy Center features several tools for strategy development, policy analysis, coalition building, media advocacy, lobbying, initiative campaigning and internet advocacy. Lots of interesting stuff here for people who are trying to build networks and coalitions to serve an unreached people group. This is not necessarily about the politics, but try tweaking the application: for media advocacy, for example, think about what it takes to get your people group in the focus of Christian magazines, newsletters, church bulletins and the like.
- ActivistResource.org is a kind of shared calendar for various activist groups. It would be interesting to see what something like this looks like for mission mobilization groups.
- Starhawk.org (I’m not putting in a direct link here, but you can put the URL in your own browser–it’s “safe for work”) is an activist website by a very interesting individual, but the resources under Training might be useful if adapted.
What kinds of resources can you make available, or do you need to create, to help people fulfill the promise that your group is seeking to keep?