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Nonprofit advocacy tactics: Thinking inside the box?

Clear, A.ORCID: 0000-0003-2984-0946, Paull, M.ORCID: 0000-0001-8613-2159 and Holloway, D. (2017) Nonprofit advocacy tactics: Thinking inside the box? VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 29 (4). pp. 857-869.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-017-9907-4
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Abstract

As part of a social change agenda, nonprofit organisations engage in activities that contribute to debate and influence the development of public policy. This article presents the initial findings from a study investigating whether nonprofit organisations do participate in advocacy activities and if they do, how are they advocating and engaging in public debate without risking their current and future sources of funding. The key findings from the research have identified that the extent of advocacy by the nonprofit organisations studied has not diminished. A model, built on the findings from the literature on how nonprofit organisations approach advocacy, is applied to explain the advocacy activities by the case study organisations. These nonprofit organisations are identifying what they see to be the appropriate advocacy strategies to fit their organisational objectives, policies, funding sources and resources.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability
School Of Business and Governance
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Copyright: © 2017 International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/38547
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