Join YNPN Portland at Boys & Girls Aid (018 SW Boundary Court) for the first Professional Development event of the fall season, “Lift Our Voices: Advocating for Strong Communities.”
The night will highlight a dynamic discussion about advocacy and community organizing in the nonprofit sector. The Affordable Care Act, food stamp funding, sit and lay laws, education reform efforts – these local and national policies have direct tangible impacts on the clients and communities we work with every day. And those of us in the nonprofit sector have a huge opportunity to incorporate advocacy work in our direct service to make lasting change! Jim White, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, will be moderating a stellar panel of sector leaders – Panelist Bios HERE – to explore questions like: How can nonprofits engage in public policy conversations to improve the lives of their clients and community? What are some of the pitfalls/limitations of advocacy? What are effective strategies for building coalitions and getting heard? And more!