Advocacy and Public Policy Resources

General guidelines

Nonprofit organizations are allowed to do advocacy and lobbying, although there are some restrictions.

Getting started

Here is some useful information to help you get started on an advocacy or lobbying campaign.


Confused about the new Massachusetts lobbying requirements and if you might need to register as a lobbyist? The following information will help.

Electronic advocacy

Electronic advocacy (e-mail, social media) has become a great way for organizations to get people to commit to their cause.

Sample phone/mail text

If you are trying to encourage people to contact their legislators about a certain issue, it’s helpful to provide them with as much information on the issue as possible. Here are some suggestions for phone and mail (could also be used for e-mail) scripts.

Contact information

Need to find your legislators?

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