Basics of Nonprofit Advocacy

You joined the nonprofit world to advance a cause. And sometimes, that means talking to lawmakers about changing a policy or getting support. But the rules around what, when, how, and whom you communicate with can be tricky to navigate — especially because 501(c)(3) charities must remain strictly nonpartisan to stay tax-exempt.  

If you’re looking to take your case to voters, to city hall, or all the way to the White House, knowing the basics of nonprofit advocacy is key. Join us to learn what you can and cannot do, as well as to find out industry best practices for getting out your message as effectively as possible. Session leaders will be Laura Lattimer and Martina James Nalley, whose diverse experiences have successfully helped guide nonprofits through advocacy efforts at the national and Virginia-state levels.

This training is part of our Brown Bag Lunch series–informative sessions to get you thinking about the topics that matter to nonprofits. Don’t forget your lunch!

American Sign Language interpreters or other communication access accommodations are available upon request. Please submit any accommodations requests to Andrew Robinson, Program Manager, 434-951-9042 or

Topic Advocacy & Social Change
When Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Where Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Trainer Laura Lattimer and Martina James Nalley
Member Fee $0.00
Non-Member Fee $10.00
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