If you are based in the U.S. and either working in the nonprofit sector or government, then we welcome you to join us for a free two-part webinar series, Advocacy: What You Can and Can’t Do.
With new legislative sessions starting in 2024, an election season underway, and an ever-changing landscape of federal and state policies that impact our initiatives, folks want to understand the rules around advocacy activities that apply to their work. How can we engage in valuable advocacy without getting in trouble?
Because the rules differ for nonprofits and for government employees, we are co-presenting two free online sessions, each tailored to the unique needs of U.S.-based nonprofits and government employees.
Find out more about each session and register below:
Nonprofit Advocacy: Getting Your Toes Up to the Line Without Going Over
January 17, 2024 at 2pm – 3pm ET / 1pm – 2pm CT
Staff and board members of section 501(c)(3) organizations can learn what’s allowed and what’s not – and, more importantly, how to maximize the rules to maximize their organizations’ advocacy. Savvy organizations that understand the rules can structure their advocacy strategically. Learn to make the most of your restricted grant funds and leverage the rules to win policy change for your communities.
Government Employees: Advancing the Policy Conversation
January 24, 2024 at 2pm – 3pm ET / 1pm – 2pm CT
Staff in government agencies are uniquely positioned with deep expertise on key public-policy issues. But various laws and regulations restrict how they can engage in policy-change campaigns. This session will examine how government employees can safely be involved with efforts to influence policy.
About These Sessions
Session Lead: Both sessions will be led by Allen Mattison, a lawyer who specializes in advising nonprofit organizations and others on advocacy strategies. With a particular focus on public health, Allen helps organizations understand the advocacy rules so they can craft strategies that maximize their ability to influence public policy safely.