Courageously Advocating for Our Cause: Nonprofits as Lobbyists
Presented by: Anne Gingerich, Executive Director, PANO
Yes, nonprofits can lobby! Before heading to any visit with any elected official, we should take a few minutes to connect to the “why” we do what we do. Identifying with where our values overlap (or not) with those we are meeting with can be helpful. Because relationships matter. This discussion covers current state and federal issues, provides reminders about what constitutes advocacy, what constitutes lobbying and how nonprofit leaders can get involved. This session will include some time to courageously practice bridging the political divide.