Approaching Advocacy: A Framework for Utilizing Your Advocacy Expertise

Image of quote that reads Each year, through the University of Alberta Community Service-Learning (CSL) Non-profit Board Internship Program, Skills Society invites students to intern with the Skills board, and as part of the internship program students complete a project to support board governance. This year, board intern Lisa Manners, created an advocacy framework to support the Skills Society Advocacy Committee. The framework offers new insights to facilitate leveraging existing advocacy expertise within non-profit organizations, and creative tools for optimizing non-partisan advocacy approaches. Our field has a long history and roots of advocacy, and in keeping with our core value of building and sharing knowledge, the Skills Advocacy Committee wanted to share this document more broadly with our community and allies. We also invite you to share the document within your networks.


To view or download the Advocacy Framework click here


We would like to express our gratitude to the University of Alberta CSL for this internship program and the opportunity to be a community partner.

A big thank you to this year’s interns – Folakemi Jolaoso and Lisa Manners – for their significant contributions to Skills fund development and advocacy initiatives!