Nonprofit advocacy workshop set

The Institute for Nonprofits at N.C. State University will hold a workshop in Raleigh June 4 to help nonprofit organizations better understand how to make their voices heard by citizens and lawmakers.

“Giving Voice to Mission: Nonprofit Advocacy Strategies Made Simple,” is a follow-up to a workshop held last year, and will focus on the “how-to” of advocacy.

Presenters include Gita Gulati-Partee, founder of OpenSource Leadership Strategies and a board member of the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest, and Jocelyn D. Taliaferro, an assistant professor in N.C. State’s social work department.

The workshop will provide an overview of the legislative process and will explore strategies including lobbying, advocacy, constituent mobilization, coalition building and working with the media.

The program is designed for both nonprofit board members and executive directors, and will include a discussion of recent research by Taliaferro about what nonprofits have and have not been doing in the arena of public policy.

The workshop will be held at the JC Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State in Raleigh from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The $25 registration fee includes materials and refreshments.

To register, call 919.513.7031.

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