Maine Philanthropy Center

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Partner Event: Advocacy 101: What Is It + How Do We Start?

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 -
9:00am to 10:00am EDT
Virtual Meeting
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Presented by the Maine Association of Nonprofits

Can nonprofits advocate? Yes! Can they lobby? Absolutely! Are there rules you need to know before getting started? You bet there are!

This virtual session is for 501(c)(3) organizations that are new to advocacy and interested in exploring what it means for a nonprofit to advocate for their mission and strengthen the communities they serve through public policy. We will also address common reasons nonprofits think they can’t or shouldn’t be advocates.

This session will cover:

  • Defining the meanings of advocacy, lobbying and partisan activities
  • Advocacy fundamentals and simple steps to start
  • When and how to track your advocacy efforts
  • Voter engagement + registration methods
  • Applying lobbying rules to social media

Anybody can be an advocate, so if you’ve been nervous about entering the advocacy sphere, this is the perfect opportunity to get grounded and equipped!

This is the first session in a three-part Advocacy Series. The next sessions are 2022 Elections: How Maine Nonprofits Can Take Action (June 1), and Advocacy Through Earned Media (June 8).

For more information and to register, visit the event page.

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