The Lobbying Strategy Handbook shows how students with passion for a cause can learn to successfully influence lawmaking in the United States. The centerpiece of this book is a 10-step framework that walks the reader through the essential elements of conducting a lobbying campaign. The framework is illustrated by three separate case studies that show how groups of people have successfully used the model. Undergraduate, graduate students, and anyone interested in making a difference, can use the book to guide them in creating and conducting a grassroots campaign from start to finish.
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About the Author
Pat Libby is a management consultant to non-profits and philanthropies who views the work of nonprofit organizations through the kaleidoscope of her experiences as a long-time CEO, board member, academic and consultant to innumerable organizations. Her 21-year consulting practice involves working with organizations to recruit executives, think and plan strategically, and find practical solutions to complex problems. For 14 years until July 2015, she served the University of San Diego as the founding director of its Nonprofit Institute which comprises nonprofit-focused graduate programs, a research center and community education programs serving hundreds of people and organizations each year. The Institute is frequently cited as one of the nation’s premier academic centers dedicated to advancing the work of philanthropic organizations. In creating the Institute, Pat realized a vision for an academic center that would interweave research, theory, and practice.Her extensive executive management experience also includes 8 years as president/CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations. While there, she transformed a financially bankrupt organization into a nationally recognized model for statewide CDC associations, leveraging nearly $200 million for Massachusetts community development efforts in the process. Pat is also the author of two books. The Lobbying Strategy Handbook (SAGE Publications, 2012), an engaging "how-to" guide for nonprofit practitioners who are seeking a simple blueprint for learning how to take part in the legislative process, and, with Laura Deitrick, Cases in Nonprofit Management (SAGE 2016).A Boston native, Pat holds a graduate degree in Urban Planning from MIT and a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Sociology from Tufts University.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgementsIntroductionI. Lobbying and Advocacy: What does it mean and why should you do it?II. The Rules of EngagementIII. Pork: "The Other White Meat" or, Quagmires of Government BudgetingIV. Making Law: Confessions of an Erstwhile LegislatorV. Ten Common Elements of Successful Advocacy Campaigns: Part One, The First 3VI. Ten Common Elements of Successful Advocacy Campaigns: Part Two, Steps 4-7VII. Ten Common Elements of Successful Advocacy Campaigns: Part Three, Steps 8 & 9VIII. The Ten Steps in Action: Case Study of the Strategy and Process REACHIX. REACH The Final Steps!X. The Ten Points Strike Again: Breaking the Tire CycleXI. Fighting for Justice in Cyberspace: The Role of Technology in AdvocacyXII. So Now You Have a Law: What do you do with it?Addendum: Understanding the difference between full time and part time state legislatures