Beyond the Cause: The Art and Science of Advocacy

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Beyond the Cause: The Art and Science of Advocacy is a study that identifies five essential approaches to successful advocacy and analyzes the effectiveness of advocacy on issues facing the entire nonprofit and philanthropic sector.

This study is based on more than 100 interviews, three surveys, three case studies, four coalition profiles, and a detailed examination of the sector’s track record and approach to public policy advocacy on sector-wide issues.

Based on this study, Independent Sector launched an educational initiative to share the findings at IS member events and conferences across the country, including Detroit, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, and at the IS Public Policy Action Institute and 2012 IS Annual Conference in San Francisco.

This project was made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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