Why Advocate

Nonprofit organizations can and should lobby.
It isn’t difficult.
It isn’t mysterious.
It isn’t expensive.
And it is a proper role for nonprofits.

- Marcia Avner, The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations

The Kentucky Nonprofit Network seeks to build the capacity of the nonprofit sector in Kentucky to monitor and take action on public policy issues which affect the sector as a whole. The goals for our public policy program are:

  • To create a voice for KNN members on public policy issues.
  • To educate nonprofit organizations and legislators regarding the public policy issues which affect the nonprofit sector as a whole, their rights and responsibilities as advocates, and the skills needed to engage effectively in advocacy.
  • To enable the KNN membership to weigh in on significant national policy issues through federal lobbying and participation with the policy activities of the National Council of Nonprofits.

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