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Advocating for Your Nonprofit
January 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WHEN: Wed., January 27, 2016 (10:00am – 1:00pm)
WHERE: The Watershed Center
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington NJ 08534
COST: FREE! (lunch included)
WHO: Executive Directors, nonprofit staff, board members, outreach coordinators, etc.
Join the Watershed Institute and Linda Czipo from the Center for Non-Profits on Jan. 27th to learn how to increase your organization’s capacity to advocate effectively for your mission!
Advocacy is using your passion to educate others about the importance of your cause. It is a tool you can use to raise awareness and mobilize people to do good. Many of our nation’s most significant environmental policies have come about as a result of advocacy and lobbying by nonprofit groups. Influencing public policy can make the difference between a short-term, band-aid approach and long-term, systemic solutions to pressing social issues.
Unfortunately, despite the existence of laws and regulations specifically designed to encourage lobbying by charities, too many people still believe that advocacy and lobbying are illegal, inappropriate, complicated, or “for someone else.” This session will provide an overview of the vital role of advocacy in furthering a nonprofit’s mission, and will cover the important federal and state advocacy and lobbying rules for charities, along with how to help build an organizational culture that supports everyday advocacy.
- January 27, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
- The Watershed Institute & The NJ Conservation Foundation
- http://thewatershedinstitute.org/ & http://www.njconservation.org/