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Every dollar invested in advocacy brings $114 in investments for communities, according to this national study produced by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing, and Civic Engagement in the Gulf/Midsouth Region analyzes the activities of 20 organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi between 2005 and 2009 to see how they are “mobilizing citizens and promoting policies designed to expand opportunity and justice in local communities.”