We all aim for advocacy program success but there are valuable learnings from the failures of others. This blog post from Influitive discusses the 7 most common reasons an advocacy program fails and how you can address the issue before it becomes a problem for your program. Here are the key issues they have seen:
While the post is through the lens of an Advocate Hub the information is really applicable to all the various ways we structure advocacy programs.
Each of the seven areas is described, you’ll understand why they are potential problems, and then there are recommendations to fix, or even avoid, the issue. There are also links to more information. For example, one way to address the issue of a generic advocate experience is to customize. But how? The blog post includes links to further information about developing and using personas to target your information and asks.
One blog post won’t avoid all potential problems, but this does have good information and is worth a read. Address these issues so they don’t become problems for your program in the future. In the comments add any additional ideas you have for others, let's learn from each other.