United Way-Pace University Not-for-Profit Management Center
Building Strategies to Influence Decision Makers: Advocacy and Your Mission
Topics to be discussed: • Why is grassroots advocacy important? • Advocacy techniques – meeting, events, mail, phone, Internet… • Who are our targets and how do we want to influence them? • What has worked for other organizations? Who should attend: Executive directors, administrators, program managers, supervisors.. Snow Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Location: Mahopac Library Foundation Center Cooperating Collection Center, 668 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 Sponsored by This workshop focuses on pro-active advocacy techniques that NFPs can legally use to raise the profile of their missions, organization and communities they serve. An examination of best practices and an opportunity to practice some of these techniques will be offered. Tuesday, January 13, 2009 9 am - 12 noon
Presenter: John Tepper Marlin, Ph.D., Principal at CityEconomist.com former President/CEO of the Council on Municipal Performance, former NY City Chief Economist, author of a dozen books and many op-eds, current Huffington Post blogger, Adjunct Professor at NYU and Pace University.
Role Play Resources
Advocacy and Budgeting Resources
9-10 am The Current Fiscal Realities and the Budget Process 10-11 am Role Play - Mahopac School District 11-12 noon Advocacy vs. Lobbying, Branding Your Organization, Pitching to the Media