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Guidance

This section contains information on a range of topics to help Business Member Organisations (BMOs) and other organisations that engage in business advocacy do so more effectively. Most of these documents are available as PDF downloads but a few are also available as Word document downloads so that organisations can modify them for their own use. The topics covered are; understanding advocacy, advocacy aspects, using consultants, assessing regulations, communication and institution competence and sustainability.

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Accounts in an envelope

This fact sheet offers guidelines for envelope banking that can be used to manage finances at recently formed organisations.

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Building coalitions

This is a fact sheet is on building BMO coalitions to work  towards meeting a joint objective.

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Negotiating Skills

This brief provides guidelines on  successful negotiation. 

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Networking

 This fact sheet provides guidelines on how to network and how to maintain enduring relationship.

 
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Personal Development Plans

This brief is on personal development plans to guide organisations in  identify training needs, set goals and give assessments for individuals.

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Press Release

This fact sheet is on preparing a press release and using it to garner more publicity. A press release is a gateway to attracting potential stakeholders. Issuing an influential&

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Project Costing

This factsheet provide a  guide to managing project costing.

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Project planning and management

This brief provides project planning and management guidelines towards successful projects.

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Public Relations

This fact sheet presents a guide to public relations. Public relations is concerned with the communication between organizations and stakeholders. The dialogue between the two g

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Gantt Charts

This brief presents guidelines on using a gnatt chart.

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Governance of BMOs

This brief provides some guidelines to consider for good BMO governance. 

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Grass root support

This brief is on building grassroot support.BMOs are guided in this brief with ways to assemble members and make their campaigns prosperous. Included in the brief are tactics us

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Identifying Issues

This brief is to assist BMOs properly identify issues.

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Influencing Skills

Persuasion is a key skill for any BMO, this guide provides some insights for influencing stakeholders.

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Media interviews prepation

This guide provides tips on how to prepare for interviews so as to make the most of the opportunity.

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Managing Teams

This brief is a guide on managing teams towards obtaining a desired result.

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Marketing

This a brief guide to marketing principles.

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Recruiting and Retaining Members

This is a brief guide for associations on recruiting and retaining members.

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BMOs and member services

This fact sheet outlines the basic functions and expectations of a BMO.

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Model Contract for sub-contractors

This is a model contract to help organisations develop their own contracts.

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