Fear of Lobbying Makes Charities Less Influential

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Publisher: Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320; (800) 818-7243; http://www.sagepublications.com; 320 pages; $45.00; ISBN 978-1-4129-9616-7.

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Publisher: Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91320; (800) 818-7243; http://www.sagepublications.com; 320 pages; $45.00; ISBN 978-1-4129-9616-7.

Lack of understanding about lobbying rules is a key reason nonprofits don’t succeed in influencing public policy, says Pat Libby in a new book she edited, The Lobbying Strategy Handbook: 10 Steps to Advancing Any Cause Effectively. In an interview, Ms. Libby, founder and director of the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research at the University of San Diego and a lobbyist for charities, discusses the basics.

Why are nonprofits so reluctant to