Getting Started

Non Profit Day 17 014 smallerTo begin, you have to understand the world of advocacy and how to get involved. Make sure you take a quick peek at these as you get going.







Step One: Know who you'll be talking to—Find your Local, Statewide, and National Elected Officials

Step Two: Learn the Basics—Advocacy is Easy as 1, 2, 3

Step Three: Do the Initial Paperwork—Taking the 501(h) Election

Step Four: Apply for UNA Endorsement. If you are running your own legislation and would like us to endorse it, please apply by filling out this form and emailing it to

Step Five: Constantly Re-evaluate (though this checklist is for arts advocacy, it applies to all nonprofits)—NASAA Arts Advocacy Checklist