How To Teach Your Board Members To Work With Legislators

On-Demand
$149.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Nonprofit leadership expert Cathy Allen will explore how to establish your priorities, develop materials, and prepare your case for effective meetings on Capitol Hill, in your state capitol, or in the town council chambers.

What You'll Learn

  • What is the role of board members in advocacy?
  • What materials should you prepare in advance?
  • How should you practice your presentation?
  • How can you set meetings with local, state, and national elected officials?
  • What should you wear? What should you bring?
  • How can you follow up after a meeting to drive action?

Training Overview

Get more legislative help for your mission. Discover how board members can be powerful lobbyists.

As you begin 2022 with ambitious goals, legislative advocacy is one of the strategies you must employ to achieve your organization’s mission. You need board members to sit across the table from elected officials or other decision-makers and make a compelling case for action.

Whether you are seeking an appropriation, requesting a change in the law, or just opening a relationship, preparation is the key to making board member legislative visits rewarding and effective.

  • What is the role of board members in advocacy?
  • What materials should you prepare in advance?
  • How should you practice your presentation?
  • How can you set meetings with local, state, and national elected officials?
  • What should you wear? What should you bring?
  • How can you follow up after a meeting to drive action?

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Other individuals who work with nonprofit boards of directors
 

Expert Presenter

Cathy Allen

  • Help volunteers who serve nonprofit organizations as board members understand their unique role, embrace their responsibilities, and organize their work for maximum effectiveness and minimum headache
  • Launched The Board Doctor, LLC in 2016
  • Previously owned Creative Option C, LLC, a nonprofit organizational development firm for almost 15 years
  • Had a long career in state and local government, environmental advocacy, and candidate and issue campaigns
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management from the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Center for Nonprofit Resources (Toledo)
  • Graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in history and political science

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