Advocacy Partners

Empower Missouri is pleased to announce our Advocacy Partners Program. A way to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with Empower Missouri, we invite all interested agencies to schedule time with our leadership to discuss this new opportunity. This fee based membership opportunity explains clear responsibilities and additions from Empower Missouri and from our partners. This is an opportunity for new organizations to invest back in our work while directly benefiting from our advocacy and non-profit leadership experience.

Coalition membership and participation will always remain a grant funded service we offer free to people experiencing poverty and the non-profit agencies who work with them. Advocacy Partnership is an optional membership to establish clear boundaries around the working relationships for those agencies who choose to participate. Advocacy Partnership includes a level of services otherwise offered for a fee or not offered to our non-profit partners across the state. With pre-defined tiers and fee flexibility, we hope to appeal to as many agencies in Missouri as possible.

 

What does the program entail? 

Tier 1

  • Series of trainings for staff + board members + external stakeholders:
    • Advocacy 101
    • Messaging
    • Ethics 
  • Participation in monthly cohort meeting for organizational partners
  • Support to plan & host a site visit for legislators
  • Coaching for a staff person charged with advocacy (1 hour/month)
  • Prepared recommendations for executive staff/board on setting up systems and structures to support advocacy work
  • Personalized introductions to up to five legislators
  • 2 annual conference attendance tickets

 

Tier 2

  • Series of trainings for staff + board members + external stakeholders:
    • Advocacy 101
    • Messaging
    • Ethics 
  • Participation in monthly cohort meeting for organizational partners
  • Support to plan & host a site visit for legislators
  • Coaching for a staff person charged with advocacy (1 hours/month)
  • Initial consult with executive staff/board on setting up systems and structures to support advocacy work
  • Personalized introductions to up to ten legislators and joint meetings with up to five legislators
  • 4 annual conference attendance tickets
  • One bespoke training annually
  • Facilitation of legislative agenda setting

Tier 3

  • Series of trainings for staff + board members + external stakeholders: 
    • Advocacy 101
    • Messaging
    • Ethics 
  • Participation in monthly cohort meeting for organizational partners
  • Support to plan & host a site visit for legislators
  • Coaching for a staff person charged with advocacy (4 hours/month)
  • Monitored and ongoing consulting with executive staff/board on setting up systems and structures to support advocacy work with bi-annual check ins
  • Personalized introductions to up to twenty legislators and joint meetings with up to ten legislators
  • 6 annual conference attendance tickets
  • Two bespoke trainings annually
  • Facilitation of legislative agenda setting
  • Legislative tracking and updates on organizational priorities
    • Will include priorities on weekly legislative update podcast during session

 

What are the tiers and what do we charge?

 

 

Small

Budget less than $500K

Staff smaller than 10

Medium 

Budget of less than $2M

Staff smaller than 20

Large

Budget greater than $2M

Staff larger than 20

Tier #1

$1,000

$2,500

$7,500

Tier #2

$2,500

$5,000

$10,000

Tier #3

$5,000

$7,500

$15,000

Sponsored participation may be available for small organizations. Please inquire. 

For more information, please contact Empower’s Policy and Advocacy Director. You can find a complete list of our staff HERE.

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