Are you looking for an advocate? If so then you should consider one of the advocacy agencies that are available. However, there are many to pick from so the choice can be tough. Here are some of the most important issues to look for:

1. Experience

As with other services, it’s important to pick a company that has a good amount of experience. There’s no “magic” number but it’s a plus when a company has several years of experience or even decades. This will make it more likely that you can get the results you want.

On the other hand, if you pick a startup company, for example, it’s likely the results won’t be as effective. That’s definitely a situation you’ll want to avoid. Make sure that a company has experience with the particular type of advocacy that you’re searching for. That’s important to make sure the company has dealt with issues that are similar to your situation.

3. Independence

Make sure that the advocacy agency is independent. It shouldn’t be linked closely to the government, business, and so on. The reason is that if that’s the case then it will be tough to get an advocate that’s true independence. That’s definitely a situation you’ll want to avoid.

In fact, if an advocacy agency is too closely linked to certain groups it might actually be working against you instead of for you. As ironic as it might sound, it’s unfortunate that in some cases there’s so much money in certain sectors like government and business that it can be tough to find an advocate who’s 100% independent. However, that’s the goal of our agency.

2. Track Record

This is an important issue because it will help to determine how much success the company has had with past clients. This isn’t to say that the company should have a perfect track record because that’s tough to find.

On the other hand, you should review if a company has had major successes in the past in terms of advocacy. If that’s not the case then you should definitely consider taking your business elsewhere.

4. Confidentiality

It’s important that any info and communications between you and advocacy should be 100% confidential. There should be documents that help to guarantee that. The only exception would be if someone would be at risk if certain information is not shared with the right parties.

On the other hand, as a general rule, the issue of confidentiality is a major one that you should consider. It will help to make sure that all information/communication between you and the agency is private.

5. Rates

This will differ based on various factors. They include the advocacy’s location, the workload, and other issues. Our agency takes steps to make sure that our rates are reasonable in terms of industry standards. We not only try to provide low rates but also high-end service. This is important because we place a high value on customer service. As a result, we provide excellent value for the rates we charge.