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Advocacy Tactics

Of the 51 organizations that checked at least one activity, half had meetings with legislators in the past two years, making it the most popular advocacy tactic next to special events and letter writing campaigns. Other activities included testifying on policy and participating in advocacy organizations.

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General Organization Information

Skip to: Employees | Employee Demographics | Challenges Although most CDCs are nonprofits, they range in size from no full time staff at all to hundreds of full time employees. A majority of CDCs are small, with less than 20 employees, but that does not mean they are new to the neighborhood! Three of every...

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Funding Sources

“We do everything but hire the Goodyear blimp: direct mail, events, employee gift matching, volunteers, church budget line item or collections.” CDCs wrote what they find to be the most important method of outreach to funders. Responses fit into the following categories. For CDCs with no funders, most funds come from earned income like rent...