Strategic Advocacy Support

Strategic Advocacy Support

We help local partners develop and execute integrated advocacy plans, from conducting a landscape analysis to influencing policymakers. An advocacy plan is a step-by-step guide for transforming an idea into reality and will include components from across our range of services, depending on identified needs and local context.

Grantmaking

Grantmaking

We have global reach. We can tap into a network of civil society organizations across the world, and we can act as an intermediary on behalf of foundations to distribute grants and provide technical assistance to help those organizations achieve their policy objectives.

Advocacy-Focused Research

Advocacy-Focused Research

We use facts to tell a compelling story and can turn existing research and data into powerful advocacy messages. Through polling and focus groups, we can help you understand how the public perceives your issue to target your audience and develop a communications strategy that will resonate.

Legal Drafting and Analysis

Legal Drafting and Analysis

We promote evidence-based policies. We can draft and review legislation, develop and assess regulations and train lawyers on global best practices in public health policy.

Communications and Media Relations

Communications and Media Relations

We know how to create media environments that enable policy change. We assist in planning and executing earned and social media campaigns to build support for public health policies.

Capacity Strengthening

Capacity Strengthening

We integrate capacity strengthening into everything we do because we know effective advocacy requires effective advocates. Our process starts by analyzing the landscape to identify potential partners in-country. Using data gleaned from systematic organizational capacity assessments, we develop tailored trainings and capacity building strategies to hone advocacy skills, promote promising practices from around the globe, and foster strong partnerships. From building effective coalitions to persuading policy makers, our individualized approach helps organizations reach their full advocacy potential and win campaigns.

Countering
Opposition

Countering Opposition

We cut our teeth fighting the tobacco industry and know how to take on political opposition. We assist civil society organizations to assess, counter and undermine industries that seek to maximize their profits at the expense of the public good.

Measurement and Evaluation

Measurement and Evaluation

We know funders want to see impact, but policy change takes time. We have a systematic approach to setting indicators throughout the campaign that enable funders to see clear benchmarks that illuminate the steps toward policy change. We help organizations evaluate the progress of their campaign and impact of their activities.