Minnesota and the world are a better place when nonprofits connect with and educate policy makers and tell the story of their organizations and communities. Join us to learn how advocacy can further your organization’s mission, the rules for nonprofit advocacy, and the basics of how to tell the story of your organization, it’s impact and communities in the advocacy context, which is also the fundraising, community relations, and many other contexts.
Join Minnesota Budget Project, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities policy staff to learn more about the federal budget process, the President’s budget, and how your organization can get engaged. Come with questions and get ready to dive into all things federal budget!
Work with Congress: Tips, Tactics, and Civil Discourse
Weekly marches and protests, boisterous town halls, hyper-partisan political divide and unpredictability at the federal level are defining features to the start of 2017. It is more important than ever for nonprofits to be strong advocates for their missions and issue based work in a thoughtful and strategic way that invites enduring dialogue and sustainable relationships that transcend ideological divides. Join this session to learn from former congressional staffers how Minnesota nonprofits can engage Minnesota’s Congressional delegation (including tips and tactics for working with the district and D.C. office) and a discussion on how we can help bridge the divide through civil discourse.