• Advocacy Diagnostic

Understanding Public Policy with BDO's Advocacy Diagnostic

How does your organisation perform when it comes to influencing decisions and having a lasting impact on policy?

Understanding your organisation’s strengths and most utilised advocacy behaviours is a fundamental starting point if you want to improve in this area.

BDO has developed a diagnostic tool to help organisations pinpoint weaknesses in your advocacy efforts, ultimately allowing you to focus your resources on improving your programs and developing strong arguments for policy reform.

BDO’s Advocacy Diagnostic is an opportunity for organisations and not-for-profits to assess your capability and compare this to industry best practice.

The diagnostic review focuses on how well your organisation understands and executes traditional advocacy activities, along with your ability to develop and manage relationships and networks with critical external stakeholders.

Your answers to 21 questions will be reviewed and benchmarked against best practice advocacy methodologies. Using these results, we can then guide your board and leadership team on ways to future-proof their ability to influence change to public policy.

Here’s a sneak peek at the diagnostic tool.


If you answered anything other than a ‘yes’ to these questions, there may be scope to improve your existing advocacy programs.

Talk to one of our public policy and advocacy experts to find out more.