Watch this quick animated video to learn how a bill becomes a law in Nebraska.

It's a simple process that often starts with an idea from an everyday Nebraska and a trusted partnership with a local nonprofit. With the only Unicameral in the U.S., everyone can have a voice in how new laws are made in our state. Watch the video and share it with others.

Nonprofits are often surprised to learn they can lobby. In this short video, you'll learn the difference between the two forms of nonprofit lobbying and how to choose what's best for your organization.

Watch the video, then check out the resources below to learn more about the ins and outs of nonprofit lobbying.

How to Lobby Booklet

A step-by-step guide for nonprofit and community members to participate in direct lobbying activities. Learn how to do committee testimony, face-to-face lobbying, and effective phone and emails to state senators.

Stand for Your Mission

Resources for nonprofit board members to advocate for an organization's mission.

"Being Heard: Voices from Marginalized Communities"

TOPOS Partnership, which works to explore and ultimately change the landscape of public understanding about government and public policy, has completed a new project, "Being Heard: Voices from Marginalized Communities". The TOPOS team spent the last year listening to the voices of disenfranchised groups in conversations that included the intersection of race, gender, class and sexual orientation. This research can help CSN members better understand and engage individuals who often feel neglected by lawmakers and the media. Here are links to the report, toolkit and video. A Nebraska-specific video also is available: Creating Engaging Conversations About Government:Nebraska.