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Today's 10 minute "forming the advocacy habit" activity is to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in advocacy research. Take a moment to review three of the most valuable reports I've seen in recent years, specifically:
- Communicating with Congress: How Capitol Hill is Coping with the Surge in Citizen Advocacy from the Congressional Managment Foundation. The answer? Not well.
- Communicating with Congress: How the Internet has Changed Citizen Engagment, also from the Congressional Management Foundation
- Johns Hopkins University / CLPI: Nonprofit America: A Force for Deomcracy? (on the right hand side of the page)
Each of these includes valuable information for anyone trying to get their message across to elected officials at all levels. And if you just read the Executive Summaries of each, it should take just ten minutes!