1. Set a goal of the ED meeting with one elected official per month. You can start with the city council members, or the district attorney, or your state legislator, or even the dog catcher (are dog catchers elected?). Just call the official's office and ask for a 30 minute meeting to introduce yourself and let the legislator know how your organization is serving constituents in his or her district.
2. Volunteer on a candidate's campaign as an individual.