Advocacy

Three expert tips to level up your advocacy writing

Written By: Jennifer van Gennip
June 21, 2019

Use these three tips to write more effective advocacy letters.

Playing politics with charities: Is unfettered political advocacy by charities a good thing?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 20, 2019

In light of a recent ruling by the CRA, we look at two views on political advocacy by charities.

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Government relations 101 with Chris Holz

Written By: CharityVillage
March 1, 2019

Learn all about government relations and lobbying in this episode of the podcast.

Government appeal: Federal government plans to appeal recent ruling on political advocacy for charities

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
October 3, 2018

The recent ruling opening the door to allowing charities to pursue unlimited political advocacy is being appealed by the federal government.

How Canadian organizations are using Facebook for engagement and advocacy

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
September 19, 2018

Facebook has become an integral tool for many nonprofits - but not solely for posting updates.

A judgement for the ages? Ontario court decision opens up possibilities for political advocacy by charities

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 8, 2018

We talk to legal experts about the ramifications about the recent ruling in Ontario.

Setting a new tone: The newly released report on the political activities of charities

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 19, 2017

We explore the Report of the Consultation Panel on the Political Activities of Charities.

Charities request charity law reform to protect free speech

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 4, 2017

A charity sector working group calls for changes to the Income Tax Act to allow more political activity.

Generations and advocacy: What approach works best?

Written By: Emily Logan
November 30, 2016

Find out how to tailor your campaigns to each generation.

No cause too small: How to build a local online petition and grow neighborhood support

Written By: Joe Baker
June 1, 2016

Online petitions are an excellent tool for creating change - no matter how small the issue!

Why online petitions are crucial to your volunteer recruitment and retention

Written By: Aaron Viles
April 13, 2016

Could online petitions be a key tool in helping keep your volunteers engaged with your organization?

Instagram, Pinterest, and even Tinder: How small nonprofits are going beyond Facebook and Twitter

Written By: Brock Smith
May 6, 2015

Small nonprofits are proving that social media success doesn't just happen on Facebook and Twitter.

Nonprofit advocacy during elections: Better to lie low or get active?

Written By: Christopher Wilson
March 24, 2015

Wondering what your nonprofit should do - if anything - at election time? Read on for tips and strategy.

Beyond the buzzwords: Social and mobile strategies (recorded webinar)

Written By: CharityVillage
February 27, 2013

Claire Kerr explores how organizations like yours are integrating social media into their multi-channel communications strategy.

The power of protest: Are persuasive demonstrations an efficient way to further your social cause?

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
December 17, 2012

Are persuasive demonstrations and protests an efficient way to further your cause?

A harebrained idea to global success: What we can learn from Movember

Written By: Heather Yundt
November 13, 2012

What can other organizations learn from the incredibly popular, moustache-growing campaign?

The politics of advocacy: Are charities apathetic or afraid?

Written By: Heather Yundt
October 1, 2012

What the international community's approach to advocacy by charities can teach Canadian organizations.

Game On: Is your nonprofit ready to play?

Written By: Jaime Woo
August 23, 2012

Is social gaming the next big thing in public engagement?

Does clicktivism count? A look at the effectiveness of online petitions

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 5, 2012

Ever wondered what impact online petitioning actually has on government?

Governance Q&A: Should charities advocate?

Written By: Jane Garthson
June 6, 2012

Should a charity divert monies from its programs to attempt to influence public policy?