Advocacy

 Advocate For Mentoring - Don't Be Silent

Advocacy encompasses a wide range of activities that influence legislators and decision makers. Nonprofit organizations play an important role in the development and implementation of public policy to promote an informed, strong democratic society. Few institutions are closer to the impact of public policies on the people we serve than nonprofit organizations. Thus, nonprofits can be an important bridge between policy makers and the people which policies impact. Effective advocacy builds your capacity to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people you serve. Engaging in advocacy can raise awareness and funds for your organization's mission and attract positive media attention to your program.

We try to make it as easy as possible for you to be prepared and informed on ways to advocate for mentoring. Use the Advocacy Letter template to share your story about quality mentoring programs.

To find your local legislator's contact info visit https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/find and craft your own message or feel free to take advantage of the template linked above.

For additional advocacy resources, please visit:

MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership's  Advocacy Archives

A collection of articles and stories centered on advocacy efforts

MENTOR's Mentoring Advocacy 101 Toolkit

Resources, templates, and information on current legislation tied to mentoring in America

MENTOR's Action Center

An online program that will send a drafted text to your legislators for you asking them to protect funds for youth mentoring

The Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring: Practice

Weekly to Bi-weekly updates on policy and practice that inform nonprofits on the implications of current policies and practice for mentoring programs

Please Note: For questions and concerns involving advocacy vs. lobbying, please contact us by email at mentor@iowaeda.com or by phone at 800-308-5987.

 

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