Advocacy 101 will teach advocates, impacted people, and not for profit staff how to share their experience with elected officials. Geared towards the Missouri state legislature, these skills can help you advocate for systems change at many levels. Decision makers must hear from the experts, including you. Policy advocacy doesn’t need to feel scary or overwhelming, and you will leave this training with the basic education needed to grow your skills and demystify the process to have the greatest impact on the lives of our neighbors.
Participants will learn:
- What advocacy is and isn’t, when it becomes lobbying, and the limits imposed by the IRS on most 501c-3 organizations and staff.
- How the lawmaking process happens in Missouri as well as how and when it is most easily influenced.
- How to have a successful advocacy meeting with a lawmaker and use a media strategy to get extra attention to the issues they care about.
We have scheduled another session of Advocacy 101, which will also include Housing Policy 101, on Friday, January 20th. You can register for that session here.