Help Desk
Have a policy, strategy or communications question?
Ask the Help Desk!

Local Progress Impact Lab works with members on policy, strategy, and communications support related to our core issue areas and other topics, by sharing our own knowledge and resources, making connections to other Local Progress members, and drawing on the issue area expertise of partners.


Are you an LP member with a policy, strategy or communications question?
Email the Help Desk!

Via the Help Desk, Local Progress Impact Lab provides policy, strategy, and communications assistance to Local Progress members. We are here to support you by sharing the expertise of Impact Lab staff, making connections to other Local Progress members, and drawing on the issue area expertise of national, state, and local partners. 

  1. Send an email request to the Help Desk including the details of your request and your timeline. This helps us know how to best respond!
  2. Your request will be reviewed by an Impact Lab staff person who will get back to you with relevant information and next steps. If appropriate, we will also let you know if we can connect you with other Local Progress members or issue area experts that can support.
  3. We’ll continue working together as needed! Our goal is to ensure you get the immediate answers you need while also supporting your capacity to sustain the work long-term.


We welcome questions on all issues that further our goal of advancing a racial and economic justice agenda at the local level, and will be able to provide the most robust support in our core issue areas.

Some examples of the type of support we can offer include: 


  • Examples of ordinances from other jurisdictions
  • Policy review and analysis
  • State preemption analysis
  • Implementation
  • One-pager development


  • Planning and trouble-shooting process and procedure
  • Community engagement and engagement with stakeholders
  • Power mapping


  • Workshopping a communications strategy
  • Drafting talking points
  • Messaging and media prep best practices

Looking for more Resources?

Check out our resource library! We highlight solutions to the most pressing problems and the best practices from the network.