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Becoming a Successful Advocate

General Tips:

The more you know about being an advocate, the more effective you will be. Below are a few tips on how you can prepare yourself to be a successful advocate.

1. Know your basic facts

The subject at hand is the single-most important aspect that an advocate must know. Before you begin advocating, ask yourself the following questions:

We will provide you with the information that you need to know about an issue or a project. You can contact a member of the University Advancement staff whenever you have any questions about legislation and how it will affect UWG and higher education in Georgia. We are here to help!

2. Be organized.

photoOrganization is an important part of being an effective advocate. You want to be able to present your legislator with the all of the necessary information in the short amount of time that he or she may have available. This is why being organized is so crucial. Whether you are advocating by telephone, letter, e-mail or in person, we believe that you can be a terrific advocate if you follow these simple rules: