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Taking the Mystery Out of Nonprofit Advocacy: What’s allowed and what works?

September 27, 2018 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM

Taking the Mystery Out of Nonprofit Advocacy

What exactly is advocacy, why does it matter, and how is it different from lobbying?

According to the National Council of Nonprofits, advocacy not only helps build strong communities, but it can help nonprofits fulfill their missions. Yet many nonprofits are uncertain of the role that advocacy can play in their organization.

Join instructor Jason Franklin for an interactive workshop — part panel discussion, part education — in which we aim to take the mystery out of advocacy.

• Gain understanding of the legalities surrounding advocacy by nonprofits
• Learn how your organization can better support the voice of the population you serve
• Discuss strategies to help engage your board in advocacy

Cost: $60
Free for GVSU students/staff with ID

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Download your parking pass here. Deadline to register is 3:00 p.m. on September 26. 

Photo: Jason Franklin, Ph.D.Jason Franklin, Ph.D. is the Johnson Center’s W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair. As holder of the nation’s first endowed chair focused on community philanthropy, he engages in research, teaching, service, and thought leadership to explore and advance the field, nationally and internationally. Learn more about Jason.


September 27, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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