Giving Thanks Together

November 23, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories No Comments

At World Vision, we are so grateful for all of you – our donors and advocates – who, partner with communities and families around the world, finding sustainable ways to end poverty by speaking out. To celebrate Thanksgiving, we asked some of you to share how you plan to kick off the holiday season and … Read More

Joining the Bucket Brigade

November 21, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories 3 Comments

Leigh Sides, an advocate from Flower Mound, Texas, wanted to know, “How can I be useful?” She asked God, “Whatever it is you want me to do, I want it to count.” A month later, she received an email from World Vision’s Advocacy team asking her to sign up for an in-district meeting with her … Read More

Six Tips to Advocate Socially

July 12, 2016By Zoey WilsonLearn about Advocacy No Comments

Many advocates want to increase their impact, but don’t know where to start. Doing more does not have to be overwhelming — there is an easy way to grow your impact at your fingertips! Use social media to engage your friends and family in advocacy and reach members of Congress in ways that emails and phone … Read More

Dedicated Advocacy

June 2, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories No Comments

Edward and Beth Minton are a couple from North Carolina who have sponsored a child in Romania for 8 years, give to help women’s protection, and advocate for the needs of the poor around the world. They first dipped their toes into advocacy by calling their representatives to “support a clean water act and promote … Read More

An Advocate’s Influence

May 27, 2016By Zoey WilsonAdvocate Stories 1 Comment

A few weeks ago, advocate Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett joined our conference call and shared about her use of social media to mobilize her personal network for advocacy. Now, she shares her advocate story. Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett is a World Vision advocate from California, who has had a strong desire to help those in need from … Read More

How Your Advocacy Creates Change

January 15, 2016By Zoey WilsonLearn about Advocacy No Comments

Without you, our advocacy means very little. You are who Congress works for your voice is the voice that matters. In D.C., bills are introduced, but you give those bills momentum to become laws. With you, we have made great strides, helping the Water for the World Act and the Girl Count Act pass! We know these victories are only the start of our voices coming together as one. How does it work though?

How Change Happens on the Hill

January 13, 2016By Zoey WilsonLearn about Advocacy No Comments

When I first started my position with the World Vision USA Advocacy team, I didn’t know much about policy. While I have a background in creative writing and using social media for mobilization, my policy understanding was limited to some terms, the general concept of Congress, and that lobbyists influence Congressional members. Since the goal of my job is to help communicate with you, our advocates, how you can effectively advocate for relevant and pressing issues, I have had to learn a bit about the policy side of things and what it is that our policy advisors actually do on the Hill. Hopefully this post will give you a better idea of the work being done in D.C., who is doing the work, and why it should matter to you!

Feet First

January 5, 2016By Zoey WilsonLearn about Advocacy No Comments

Zoey Wilson is the newest member of the World Vision advocacy team. Last August she jumped in feet first and knows what it is like to take first steps as an advocate. Today she starts to share the basics in the first of our Advocacy 101 blog series. If you would like to take the next step in advocacy, or are just curious about the issues we will be working on this year, join us on Wednesday January 13 for our Grassroots Advocate Conference Call. Click through to sign up!