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Advocacy for Results. Advocacy for Results. In the fight against ________ ( put your issue here ), advocacy is essential. Advocacy for Results. By putting a face and voice on hunger effective advocacy can bring more resources into organization and create positive change. Advocacy Defined.

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advocacy for results1
Advocacy for Results
  • In the fight against ________(put your issue here), advocacy is essential
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Advocacy for Results
  • By putting a face and voice on hunger effective advocacy can bring more resources into organization and create positive change.
advocacy defined
Advocacy Defined
  • Raise awareness
  • Get people involved
  • Raise voice for issue
  • Engage on new personal level
advocacy for
Advocacy for…
  • Results
  • Engage
  • Structure
  • Understand
  • Love
  • Tally
  • Say Thanks!
r esults
Results
  • What is your issue?
  • What is your vision?
  • What difference are you trying to make?
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We envision a time when everyone in our community will have access to enough nutritious food to maintain a healthy lifestyle

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Results

Strategic Plan

  • Send the message that will get the community to act
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Results
  • Harvesters - Feeding Hope
  • Put a face on hunger
  • Enable people to make a difference
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Results
  • Give Food
  • Give Money
  • Give Time
  • Give Voice

Call to Action!

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Engage
  • 28% of all Americans volunteer
  • 61 million people last year
  • Contribute on average 50 hours per worker

Corporation for National & Community Service

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Engage
  • Volunteers
  • Employees
  • Donors
  • Clients

Where do you find Advocates?

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Engage

15.5%

19.63%

4%

9%

17.84%

11.65%

15.4%

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Engage

WHY?

  • Expand base of support
  • Engage community in issue of hunger
  • Expand capacity of the organization
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Engage

How to Engage

  • Give them messages and stories
  • Give them something to do
  • Make simple request
  • Invite to Advocacy Day
  • Invite to City Council meeting
  • Ask to set up a display, do a talk
  • Encourage to call a legislator
  • Give a template to write a letter
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Engage

Prospects

Advocates

Champions

Community commitment

to hunger solutions

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Engage
  • Become a resource for legislators
  • Elected officials rely on voice of constituents
s tructure
Structure

“Advocates (volunteers) are not free”

Manage and Support Volunteers for

Quality Results

  • Recruit & Train
  • Schedule & Organize
  • Supervise & Evaluate
  • Provide Supplies, Equipment & Materials
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate
u nderstand
Understand

Motivation

  • Achievement
  • Influence
  • Affiliation
l ove
Love

Passion for the Vision!

We envision a time when everyone will have access to enough nutritious food to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Love
  • Advocates share your vision!
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Love

People will stuff envelopes

if they see

the importance of it!

Paula Pratt

Community Outreach Director

Harvesters – The Community Food Network

t ally
Tally

Useful Statistics

  • Number of advocacy volunteers
  • Hours of service – talks, displays etc.
  • Types of volunteers
  • Sources of volunteers
  • Value of volunteer time
  • Accomplishments
  • Comparisons
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Tally
  • Web hits
  • Direct mail donors
  • Attendees at events
  • Number of volunteers/hours
  • Non negative media
  • United Way designations
  • Community food drives

Positive Community Perception Index

s ay thanks
Say Thanks

Define Recognition

  • To be aware of;
  • Acknowledgement and approval
  • Gratitude
  • To notice as in passing
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Say Thanks
  • Hand written note
  • Know volunteer’s name
  • Social events - parties
  • Give title to group (Ambassadors)
  • Newsletter & greeting cards
  • Plaque
  • Useful gifts
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Advocacy for…
  • Results
  • Engage
  • Structure
  • Understand
  • Love
  • Tally
  • Say Thanks!
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Advocacy for Results!

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

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