Advocacy Center

We are a proactive, nonpartisan voice for Northeast Florida nonprofits. We offer tools and training to help all nonprofits effectively participate in public policy and community discussions that influence the well-being and prosperity of all citizens. Become a stronger nonprofit advocate by accessing the Nonprofit Center’s resources.

The Nonprofit Center-led advocacy workshops teach:
  • Successful self-advocacy
  • Developing strong advocates
  • Sub-sector collaboration

For upcoming advocacy-related trainings and events, visit the Nonprofit Center’s calendar.

The Nonprofit Center launched the 2020 Census Action Center. Find out how nonprofits are mobilizing to help ensure that every person is counted — and how to help. Learn more >>

The Nonprofit Center commissions and conducts research for the Northeast Florida nonprofit sector. 

Learn how your organization can participate in this sector-wide brand campaign designed to increase per capita giving and volunteerism in Northeast Florida. is an online database of all the nonprofits in Northeast Florida and the services they provide. It also allows you to map nonprofits by legislative districts. Click here to explore The Link. For a demonstration of The Link email Callan Brown or call 904-425-1185.

More information about and resources for Northeast Florida's nonprofit sector:

Collaboration is essential to successful advocacy. These coalitions are proving that they are great alone, but better together. 
Affordable Care Act Coalition
c/o Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida
Caregiver Coalition of Northeast Florida
c/o Community Hospice of Northeast Florida
Changing Homelessness
Clay SafetyNet Alliance
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
Cultural Fusion
Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child Jacksonville
904-281-5599 x22
First Coast Girls Initiative
Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition

The Florida Nonprofit Alliance informs, promotes, and strengthens the nonprofit sector in order to create more vibrant communities across the state.

The Nonprofit Center is a founding member of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance (FNA). Tackling issues at the state level to initiate change in legislation (link to PR release regarding Putnam legislation-or an article) for the benefit of organizations and donors, we encourage our members to learn more about and join the Florida Nonprofit Alliance.

Florida Policy Institute is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization dedicated to advancing policies and budgets that improve the economic mobility and quality of life for all Floridians. We do this through research, strategic outreach, coalition building, and policy advocacy.

Stand for Your Mission is designed to unleash the power of the nonprofit sector through advocacy. It flows from a deep belief in the role of nonprofit organizations in identifying solutions and finding common ground and an unwavering commitment to the communities and people we serve.

From advocacy toolkits and informative “how to” sheets to recent opinion pieces and material about federal, state, and local lobbying laws, this section of our website provides resources to nonprofit leaders about ways to advance their missions through everyday advocacy.