• Course Introduction – The Power of Advocacy
    • Workspace Welcome (Video)
    • What is Advocacy, and Why Should I Advocate? (Video)
    • What You Need to Know About Legislative Process (Video)
    • What is the Federal Advocacy Workspace and What Will It Do For Me? (Video)
    • Basic Modes of Communication (Email, Phone Calls, Meetings, Site Visits) (Reference Guide)
  • SMART Strategy
    • SMART Strategy (Interactive Tool)
    • Identifying the Goal of Your Message (Reference Guide)
    • Developing Advocacy Strategies (Reference Guide)
  • Knowing Your Legislators and Crafting and Impactful Message
    • Legislator and Message (Interactive Tool)
    • Honing Your Elevator Pitch (Video)
    • The Importance of Researching and Knowing Your Members of Congress and their Congressional Staff (Video)
    • Customize Your Message to Deliver the Right Message to Your Audience (Video)
    • Step 1 for Building Your Message (Video)
    • Steps 2 & 3 for Building Your Message (Video)
    • How to Find Committee Information (Video)
    • Finding Congressional Contact Information (Video)
    • Researching Your Congressional Staff (Reference Guide)
    • Crafting an Impactful Message (Reference Guide)
    • Congressional Staff Roles (Reference Guide)
  • Writing an Effective Email
    • Writing an Effective Email (Interactive Tool)
    • How to Find Committee Information (Video)
    • Identifying the Goal of Your Message (Reference Guide)
    • Tips for Effective Written Communication (Reference Guide)
    • Email Message Formula (Template)
  • Planning an Effective Site Visit
    • Site Visit Tool (Interactive Tool)
    • Finding Congressional Contact Information (Video)
    • Identify the Goal of Your Message (Reference Guide)
    • The Key Elements of All Effective Site Visits (Reference Guide)
    • Who Should Attend the Site Visit? (Reference Guide)
    • Congressional Staff Roles (Reference Guide)
    • Planning A Site Visit (Template)
  • Planning an Effective Phone Call
    • Effective Phone Calls (Interactive Tool)
    • Whom to Call and What to Ask For (Reference Guide)
    • Tips for an Effective Phone Call (Reference Guide)
    • Crafting an Impactful Message (Reference Guide)
  • Following Up and Keeping Their Attention
    • Follow Up (Interactive Tool)
    • Building a Relationship (Video)
    • Becoming an Ongoing Resource (Video)
    • Basic Methods of Following Up (Reference Guide)
    • Write a Thank-You Note (Template)
    • Identify Coalition Partners (Reference Guide)
    • Request a Congressional Record Statement (Reference Guide)
    • Write a Letter to the Editor (Template)