New Edition of "Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook" Just Released

Bestseller, The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations is now released in an exciting and informative Second Edition.

Nonprofits have a critical role to play in the policy landscape.  The sector has information—data, stories, expertise, and experience – that is essential to a fully informed policy dialogue.  Many nonprofits recognize that public policy engagement is a key strategy for meeting their mission. As nonprofits build their power as valued voices on their issues, their impact is profound. 
The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations, Second Edition enhances the information in the First Edition with updated and revised material, case studies, and resources. What is new? Avner and contributors Susie Brown, Jeannie Fox, Jeff Narabrook, and Josh Wise expand and update the knowledge and experience that guide nonprofit organizations in planning and doing effective advocacy at the state and local level. 
The Second Edition includes timely updates on the political landscape within which nonprofits work, adds an entirely new section on nonpartisan civic engagement and voter mobilization, and offers new communications strategies using social media. This volume expands the focus on designing  policy committees that match an organization’s goals. It guides an assessment of why, how, and when nonprofits should seek opportunities for collaborations and coalition building.  It covers the law governing nonprofit lobbying and voter mobilization. And it guides nonprofits in the challenge of evaluating public policy initiatives.
Avner understands the roles of nonprofit organizations. “For all of us in nonprofit organizations, it is increasingly important to continue to be a powerful force for change in our communities, our states, and the nation. If we do not speak out on the issues that we know best, the policy dialogue is diminished.” —Avner. She provides the material and tools necessary for nonprofit organizations to achieve their goals and be the voice for the people they support.
The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations, Second Edition has received rave reviews and is sure to top the list in the nonprofit business category. David O. Renz, Ph.D., Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City states that the handbook “…is a practical and realistic source of knowledge, guidance and support…”
Available through,, your local bookseller and online retailer. Also available in eBook edition.  
Pub Date: July 23, 2013
EAN: 978-1-61858-007-8
Pages: 260
Format: Trade Paper
Price: $37.95
Marcia Avner, author of The Board Member’s Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy and the first edition of The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations, has more than 40 years of experience in nonprofit consulting and advocacy strategy. Avner serves as a Senior Fellow at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) where she was Public Policy Director from 1996-2010 and is a faculty member and Coordinator of the Nonprofit Concentration in the Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership Program (MAPL) at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
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