Advocacy covers a range of strategies and tactics designed to move people to action - for example, to get a school district to adopt a particular reform strategy, to create a national movement for immigration reform, or to make sure economic development of a particular neighborhood does not eliminate access to affordable housing for current residents. The tools of advocacy include, for example, messaging, research and data, power analyses, education, personal influence and persuasion, coalition building, organizing and action. The ways in which these tools are applied is often adjusted for different audiences or targets of influence. Resources in this section focus on various examples of advocacy strategies, tools and tactics. Information in other sections - for example, on community organizing  or community building will also be helpful.



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