Session Details

Courageously Advocating for Our Cause: Nonprofits as Lobbyists
(Event: Courageous Conversation (Elk County))

Nov 02, 2017 9:00AM - Nov 02, 2017 10:30AM
Session Type: Workshop

Description

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.