The purpose of this training is to help your organization develop a new and important avenue for leadership – public policy advocacy.
This workshop will explore how policy decisions can hinder or help your mission and clients, and how to link policy advocacy to your organization’s values.
Board members will
Pre-Work The executive director and board chair will spend time in brief preparation with the consultant, including completing a survey of organizational advocacy experience. Additionally, the consultant will review mission and values statement (if available) and the organization’s work.
Board Session On-site at your organization; takes three hours of the full Board’s time. Many organizations schedule this session in place of a regular Board meeting.
The goals of this training are to:
The interactive Board Session will cover
Follow-Up Report and Coaching After the completion of this training, the organization receives a written report summarizing the process and listing agreed-upon priorities for next steps to pursue an advocacy program. The organization staff can access coaching from the instructor to help address priorities identified in the workshop.
Confidentiality The process and report are confidential to the organization and WNC Nonprofit Pathways.
Evaluation Training participants are asked to complete an evaluation form. Additionally, Pathways will follow up to track the extent to which the organization improves and/or changes in response to the learning.
Eligible WNC organizations have a budget over $100,000, two or more paid staff, an active board of directors, and have had their nonprofit status for at least two years.
Western North Carolina Nonprofit Pathways
P.O. Box 7667
Asheville, NC 28802
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