Advocacy & Community Engagement Resources
How to Advocate for your non-profit, your organization
How to Advocate for your non-profit
Write letters to the editor
Write letters to your local newspapers and magazines in support of your non-profit, your organization, cause, or event.
Create a buzz on social media
Do you have a Facebook page, Titter account, Instagram, etc for your organization? Use hashtags and posts to promote your non-profit, your organization, cause, or event. You can do the same on your personal social media pages.
Call your elected local offices
Reach out to your Mayors, County Councils, and other local officials, to tell them about your non-profit, your organization, cause, or event to see if you can build an alliance.
Email your State Legislator and/or Congress member
Emails can also be a powerful way to communicate with your elected officials. A handwritten letter is also another way to reach out to them. The power of a handwritten message is even greater. Do not use form letters, but talk from the heart.
What is community engagement and why should you care?
Community engagement takes a strategic approach to the relationships, communication and interactions between community members and an organization to try to influence outcomes for both.
View MO Humanities Calendar Events, including MO Humanities Outdoors Events, visit our calendar.