Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New how-to guide: Communications for DC Advocates

Are you new to advocacy and need pointers to writing testimony?   Have you been around advocacy but want to organize a briefing?

Consider buying Communications for DC Advocates: How-to's and lessons learned over 15 years.   The 41-page guide (PDF) offers instructions, tips, and notes for writing letters, preparing and delivering testimony, holding briefings, templates for written communications, and much more.

Will Singer, former clerk to the DC Council Committee on Human Services and former budget director for Mayor Adrian Fenty has said this about this new guide:

Susie Cambria has written an easy-to-use guide that allows readers to benefit from her experience and insight as an influential advocate. This valuable resource will help new voices speak with persuasive force on public policy issues. Even seasoned insiders will find useful notes and reminders here.

And then there is this from Veronica O. Davis, PE of Life in the Village and Hillcrest Transportation Committee:

Where was this when I started advocacy in DC? This is an extremely useful guide that helps understand the process and best way to communicate to decision-makers.

You can buy the guide here.