___You understand what public policies are
___You understand policies governing private giving
___You know who supports your organization
___You have decided target corporations, policies and individuals
___You understand how to change the target organization's policies
___You know the staff of the persons you wish to influence
___You have found allies in your cause
___You prepared your advocacy work
___You developed a clear, agreed-upon definition for your organization.
___You developed useful data
___You have increased your visibility
___You developed an action plan with measurable goals and objectives.
___You have built relationships with the people you wish to influence.
___You have built a public policy presence.
___You have initiated grassroots support.
___You have maintained and increased your advocacy efforts
___You know how much lobbying your organization can do