The Advocacy Institute

< 10 employees
< 10 engineers
$500k - $1m funding

The Advocacy Institute is the most comprehensive way for social justice organizations in New York to strengthen their legislative advocacy teams. Our members see winning legislative campaigns as a pillar of their strategy and a key component of their community leadership.

We are committed to supporting the legislative advocacy of social justice and movement-building organizations in New York City and State. We deliver trainings and tools, build networks, and develop leadership to support successful campaigns. We produce powerful learning experiences, creative visual aids and cutting-edge, interactive resources making it possible for organizations to become more efficient and effective at legislative advocacy. Throughout, we build collaborative community to learn from and support each other’s work.

The Advocacy Institute’s Legislative Directory, a database that now has over 400 users and visualizes over 40,000 points of data, provides organized, easy-to-sort information on every elected official in New York City and State, their staff, committee assignments, contact information, districts, and more. It also includes officials from the City of Buffalo as well as counties on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley.

Why join us?

  • $2M in funding for 2018 - 2019

  • Recognized leader at intersection of tech and social justice

  • Mission-driven organization continuing to grow its impact on New York's social justice sector

Engineering at The Advocacy Institute

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team sets priorities quarterly in consultation with our program and curriculum teams. We design and run sprints weekly with daily standups and weekly retrospectives. Small team with a fun, collaborative approach to the work.

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails

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