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Giving Voice: The Power of Grassroots Advocacy in Shaping Public Policy

November 2010

Billie Hall, President and CEO, Sunflower Foundation

Within advocacy work, there exists a wide spectrum of strategies that can be employed to change or shape public policy. Yet, too often, nonprofit health organizations tend to limit themselves to a narrow range of strategies that typically includes education, policy/data analysis, and limited legislative advocacy. While these strategies are important to public policy work, they may not be enough to influence policymakers in today’s increasingly special interest and ideological-driven political system.


PDF Format November 15, 2010 — 228KB