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Sources Used Throughout the Toolkit

Advocacy Action Guide: A Toolkit for Strategic Policy Advocacy Campaigns. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Consumers International, 2019.

Advocacy Toolkit: A Guide to Influencing Decisions That Improve Children’s Lives. UNICEF, 2010.

Burkholder, Rex. The Activist’s Toolkit. Portland, OR: Rex Burkholder, 2015.

Cullerton, Katherine, Timothy Donnet, Amanda Lee, and Danielle Gallegos. “Effective Advocacy Strategies for Influencing Government Nutrition Policy: A Conceptual Model.” International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 15, no. 83 (31 August 2018). 

Lakey, George. How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2018.

Moyer, Bill, JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley, and Steven Soifer. Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2001.

Narberhaus, Michael, and Aryne Sheppard. Reimagining Activism: A Practical Guide for the Great Transition. Smart CSOs Lab, 2015.

Rogers, Joseph A., and Annette Williams. “Systems Advocacy: What It Is and How to Do It.” (PowerPoint presentation). Accessed 11/1/20.

Strategies for Human Rights Defenders. Amnesty International, 2018.

Systems Practice. The Omidyar Group, 2017.

VeneKlasen, Lisa, and Valerie Miller. A New Weave of Power, People, and Politics: The Action Guide for Citizen Participation. Practical Action Publishing, 2007.


Additional Sources Used That Offer Further Tools and Insights about Effective Advocacy

Beautiful Trouble is a toolbox of stories, tactics, principles, theories, and methods for meaningful social change.

Blueprints for Change is an “open library of advocacy how-to’s” to help progressive campaigners increase their effectiveness.

Boulder Advocacy offers a resource library of tools and resources for helping nonprofits engage in effective advocacy.

The Change Agency offers resources and training for effective community action.

The Commons Social Change Library is a collection of tools and resources for community organizing, campaigning, and working for meaningful social change.

Community Tool Box offers tools, resources, and insights for organizing for community development.

Development Impact and You offers tools “to trigger and support social innovation.”

Effective Activist is an evidence-based guide to progressive social change.

Mobilisation Lab is an archived collection of resources for improving your changemaking.

New Tactics in Human Rights offers training and resources to help advocates reach their human rights goals.

Organizing: People, Power, Change is a guidebook for effective community organizing based on the work of Marshall Gantz.

Participatory Methods offers resources “to generate ideas and action for inclusive development and social change.”

Racial Equity Tools offers tools, research, and resources for achieving racial equity.

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