Classes & Series

Learn more about the skills required to build strong and effective organizations.


Creating Your Successful Advocacy Program: A Step by Step Approach

Partner: $125.00 / General: $225.00

Advocacy is becoming increasingly important to nonprofits. But with everything else we have to accomplish in a day, how do we create and maintain a strong advocacy program?

First, we need a plan that answers these questions:

  • What are our goals? What do we want to accomplish?
  • Who are we trying to reach, and what do we say to them to gain support for our cause?
  • How will we build relationships with the right people?

Developing the plan is the easy part. Implementing it and evaluating its success is harder.

In our day-long workshop Creating Your Successful Advocacy Program we will take a step-by-step approach to craft a plan that delivers positive results for your organization. We will:

  • Use a series of worksheets and break-out sessions to tailor your plan to your needs
  • Show you ways to reach your target audiences and deliver your key messages
  • Review the steps to prepare for a legislative visit or give testimony
  • Help you determine if your advocacy plan is effective

Although we tend to focus on advocacy during the legislative session, most of the planning and relationship building is done when legislators are back in their home districts. We will review some of the universal challenges in sustaining a year-round advocacy program and provide you with tools to help maintain an ongoing presence with your local policy makers. 

No scheduled dates for this event. If you would like to schedule this event for your community please contact us.