The six dioceses of California are collaborating to form a public policy network modeled on the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) but focused on California issues. A one-day training in faith-rooted community organizing will be offered in San Francisco on May 19, and our diocese will send a small group of committed people who will form the leadership team for the new ministry. If you have an interest in this kind of ministry, please contact the Very Rev. Penny Bridges (firstname.lastname@example.org). You might also consider attending this workshop offered by the Fieldstone Leadership Network.
Crossroads & Turning Points
“Lobbying and Advocacy for Nonprofits: Legal and Practical Strategies for Advancing our Work”
Many nonprofits are confused about the difference between lobbying and advocacy and often mistakenly believe that active lobbying will jeopardize their tax exempt status. Some question what realistically can be accomplished through advocacy and lobbying or doubt they will be successful in convincing their board members to take action. As a national discussion and re-evaluation of the Johnson Rule is currently front and center, the need for nonprofit leaders to understand the law, and the implications of change, is critical.
Pat Libby, author of the Lobbying Strategy Handbook (Sage 2012), will walk us through compelling reasons to engage in lobbying, clearly explain the legal rules governing nonprofit lobbying, and describe a 10-step framework that nonprofits can use to actively and successfully engage in lobbying.
April 26, 2017 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jewish Family Service
8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123
To register you and/or your staff or board members, please go to the following link: https://crossroadsandturningpointslobbyandadvocy.eventbrite.com
Pat Libby is a popular speaker, writer and consultant who views the work of nonprofit organizations through the kaleidoscope of her experiences as a long-time CEO, board member, academic and consultant to innumerable organizations. Her 22-year consulting practice involves working with organizations to transition and recruit executives, think and plan strategically, re-engineer governance and operating structures and find practical solutions to complex problems. Pat is author of two books: The Lobbying Strategy Handbook, (Sage 2012) and Cases in Nonprofit Management (Sage 2017). You can find Pat at patlibby.com
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