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Advocacy Resources

501(c)(3) organizations can advocate! Advocacy is an easy and powerful way to make your voice heard on issues important to you and your nonprofit. We have collected a few key resources that can help your organization get started with or expand its advocacy work.

Elected Officials

Advocacy and Lobbying Resources for Nonprofits

Bolder Advocacy/Alliance for Justice

A resource on state and federal laws that impact nonprofit advocacy. A variety of publications are available on the rules and laws governing nonprofit advocacy. Check out their guide for nonprofit lobbying in Washington, Practical Guidance: What Nonprofits Need to Know About Lobbying in Washington. 

Public Disclosure Commission

If your organization conducts lobbying in Washington State, you may need to register with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). Learn how to get started and comply with their requirements. Download Bolder Advocacy’s guide to Washington’s PDC requirements or review NAWA’s Step It Up: Lobbying Learning Guide.

Washington State Legislature’s Legislative Information Center

Learn about Washington’s legislative process, current bill information, members of the legislature, and other key information.

Stand for Your Mission

A campaign aimed at expanding the role of advocacy for nonprofit leaders, particularly board members.

Nonprofit Vote

Nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into ongoing activities and services.

Nonprofit Fundamentals

Get NAWA's nonprofit fundamentals resources on boards, finance, legal compliance, strategic planning, advocacy, and running an effective nonprofit.

Nonprofit Jobs

Looking for a job in the nonprofit sector? NAWA partners with Mac's List to promote career opportunities.

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