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Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT) Report: First 100 User Groups (Executive Summary)

In September 2013, Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy Initiative released a report offering a glimpse into how nonprofit organizations view their capacity for public policy work. The report is based on data from the first 100 groups to complete AFJ’s online self-assessment tool, the Advocacy Capacity Tool.

Launched in 2012, the ACT doesn’t ask groups about the impact of the advocacy. Rather, the ACT asks them to rate their strengths and weaknesses in more than a dozen categories that we believe are integral to effective advocacy. While the findings are in no way intended to be an exhaustive survey of the field of nonprofit advocacy, they are what statisticians call “practically significant.”
This is the executive summary; for the full report, please visit:
For more information about using the ACT or the report, please contact Sue Hoechstetter:
sue [at] afj [dot] org


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Author Alliance for Justice
Publisher Alliance for Justice
Publication Date September 1, 2013
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Submitted to Point K November 11, 2013 - 3:47pm

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