Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Nonprofit organizations--Political activity; Nonprofit organizations--Political aspects; Political planning;
The focus of this research is to examine the current literature on the nature and level of nonprofit lobbying activity, as well as the barriers that keep that activity relatively low in most cases. It will also consider factors that impact whether a nonprofit organization's leadership chooses to engage in lobbying activity, what makes that activity successful, and how collaborations can support greater and more effective activity. This review will help to provide best practices and recommendations to nonprofit executives, leaders, and board members who are interested in being a part of critical policy conversations and influencing the overarching, systemic issues that impact their cause. It will also provide strategies for nonprofit associations and other collaborations to consider in developing ways to support greater nonprofit advocacy activity.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
Rodney Dieser, Chair
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©2015 Emily J. Shields
Shields, Emily J., "Strength in numbers: collaborating to support nonprofit advocacy" (2015). Graduate Research Papers. 71.