SSIR Guide to Influencing Public Policy

Posted by Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) on November 3, 2020

A list of SSIR articles to help nonprofits, advocates, and other civil society organizations build support for addressing the social issues brought to the fore by the 2020 US presidential election cycle.

In the lead-up to the November election at a time of extreme polarization in the United States, contenders for the American presidency will offer divergent takes on today’s most challenging problems: climate change, economic inequality, health care, immigration, education, gun violence, the opioid crisis, racial inequality, stagnating wages, student debt, and other issues of critical import to civil society. Beyond increasing voter registration, what role can nonprofits, advocates, philanthropists, foundations and others play amid the political process to advance their missions? Here are 13 SSIR articles to help your organization speak out during the election cycle and encourage others to join your cause.

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