The ability to effect change with government is a fundamental role for many organizations. Establishing and maintaining a strong relationship with all levels of government can be challenging. Often this relationship is derailed as a result of a contentious issue. Establishing and maintaining an advocacy strategy keeps the organization’s efforts on track.
Many organizations conduct their advocacy efforts off the side of their desk; running from one hot-topic issue to another without a clear long-term direction in terms of what they want to accomplish.
An advocacy strategy can be more appropriately described as a long-term communication process. When done effectively, advocacy works in collaboration with decision-makers and stakeholders through the decision making process, prior to the final decision regarding an issue.
Weldon can help you create and implement a fact-based advocacy strategy that will position your organization as a leader and enhance the profile of your organization. Your strategy will consist of well researched policies and positions which reflect the mission and values of your organization. Contact Weldon today to discuss your advocacy needs.
“Meyers Norris Penny LLP (MNP) was pleased to build a relationship with Weldon Le Blanc and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce by partnering with them on the ‘Economic Review and Outlook Survey’ in 2009 and again in 2010. From the initial discussion of the project to the final presentation, it was a collaborative effort. Weldon was open to the idea of the survey and to MNP’s involvement and helped to ensure the survey was promoted and executed effectively. We couldn’t have asked for a more supportive partner in the process.”
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