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Lack of training is one of the BIGGEST barriers to your members and supporters ENGAGING in advocacy.

In their research with Congressional staffers and members, the Congressional Management Foundation found that citizen lobbyists could benefit from more training. They had very polite wording for this finding.  

 

In addition to my standard training options, I create customized advocacy training sessions for organizations that want to ensure their members and supporters are effective advocates.

Upcoming Trainings

Holding Electeds Accountable

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Noon - 1:00 pm (CT)

Register here

 

In January, there will be 84 new members in Congress, including seven new U.S. senators and 77 new U.S. representatives. And there are hundreds of new state lawmakers, including a handful of new Governors. 

This is in addition to all the returning lawmakers -  all of whom made promises on the campaign trail. How do you make sure they keep those promises?
 

Created specifically for nonprofit advocacy professionals, Atima Omara, from Omara Strategy Group, will share her deep knowledge of how to work with, build productive relationships with, and hold these recently-elected decision-makers accountable.
 

Atima is a national political strategist who has worked for a Governor; 10 federal, state, and local Democratic campaigns; and has been tapped as a political commentator on MSNBC and other outlets. Learn more about Atima and the Omara Strategy Group.


Hosted by:
Omara Strategy Group
Snyder Strategies, LLC

Cost: Individual tickets $55; Group discounts are available 

Standard Training Options

Advocacy 101

Getting Your Board on Board: Turning your Board into Trusted Advocacy Advisors & Rock Stars

What you’ll learn:

  • Why we need nonprofits engaged in policy advocacy

  • What grassroots advocacy is - and isn’t - and why it's essential to achieve your goals

  • How your organization can leverage your board members’ strengths and expertise to impact policies

  • Engaging your board members so they can be your best and most powerful advocates

 

Each attendee will receive a legislator research worksheet.

Advocacy 101

How Nonprofits Can Grow their Influence and Power through Advocacy

 

Key learning objectives:

  • Why we need nonprofits engaged in policy advocacy 

  • What grassroots advocacy is - and isn’t - and why it's essential to achieve your goals

  • How your organization can leverage your strengths and expertise to impact policies

  • Engaging your board members, supporters, and donors so they can be your best and most powerful advocates

 

Each attendee will receive a legislator research worksheet.

Advanced Advocacy Training Options

All About the Base:

 

Building an Engaging Campaign

Key learning objectives:

  • How the advocacy sector is shifting and what this means for your advocacy strategy

  • Moving your advocacy program from a lobbying strategy to a power-building strategy

  • Devising a campaign strategy from the ground up that centers your supporters, leverages your resources, and maximizes your strengths

  • The 8 key steps to create energized, dependable advocates for years to come

 

Each attendee will receive a campaign planning template. 

Spill the T:

Storytelling as a Powerful Advocacy Tool

 

Key learning objectives:

  • The importance of narrative and storytelling as an advocacy tool

  • How to identify and collect good stories from your board, staff, clients, and community

  • How to craft a story into a compelling case to advance your policy priorities

  • How a shift in messaging can lead to policy success

 

You will leave with a story you can share with policymakers – and your community.

Beyond the Ballot:

How your Organization can Win this November

 

Key learning objectives:

  • The common myths holding nonprofits back from engaging in election activities

  • How engaging in elections can strengthen your organization and help achieve your policy goals

  • Specific activities your organization can engage in this fall - and ones you want to stay away from

  • Now What? Next Steps to Take

 

Each attendee will receive a handout on allowable election activities you can implement this election cycle. 

Customized Training Options

 

Most organizations require specialized training to get at the heart of their power - and unlock it. I co-create specific trainings for nonprofit organizations so they can have the greatest impact and unleash their people-power – to pass good policy and strengthen their organizations from the ground up. 

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Webinars

Review clips from past webinars covering everything from how to create successful campaigns to ways of targeting different audiences with for your advocacy work.

 

Full sessions are available to purchase. Contact me to learn more.