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Political advocacy is like trying to teach an octopus how to dance. All the arms are flailing, and they're all doing their own thing. It's like trying to teach an octopus to dance. All the arms flailing and each one doing its own thing. For detailed information, go here to visit our website.

The first thing we'll do is talk about lobbying. While it may sound exciting, it's not nearly as much fun as watching paint dry. Instead, imagine whispering sweet things to people who have the power to break or make rules.

Then there are grassroots campaigns. You can start by knocking on doors or gather people via Facebook. Or you could hold rallies.

We're now in the Wild West of social media campaigns.

Storytelling is important. It can move people to action. These aren't just sad stories. True-life tales of triumphs or struggles can move people to listen, and perhaps even give them money.

When is it obvious that the hullabaloo being created is actually having an impact? For example, when a new law is passed or when money is raised for a good cause. At times, deciphering the tea leaf of a tornado can be like trying to make sense of the chaos.

Life is never easy. You may have to work harder to get people to care about you than they do for dinner. Many people prefer to see you fail.

How can you push forward without losing all your marbles while still having fun? Being flexible is essential when Plan A turns out to be a disaster.

It's not a short job, but it can be messy and frustrating. The truth is, political advocacy (which isn't really that short) can be a messy and frustrating job.