This paper examines the role that advocacy and lobbying has in nonprofit organizations and, specifically, makes an assessment of how well Habitat for Humanity, International is utilizing advocacy. This paper reviews the role of nonprofits in the United States, the barriers that keep some nonprofits from utilizing advocacy methods, and the advocacy methods that Habitat for Humanity, International has in place, as well as the methods of other nonprofits of similar size. Recommendations to Habitat for Humanity, International to increase their advocacy capacity are provided.
Bossi, Joanna A., "“Building Louder”: An Assessment of Habitat for Humanity, International’s Government Relations and Advocacy Efforts" (2015). Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development—Student Research. 6.