9:30 AM09:30

Advocacy by Nonprofit Organizations in Compliance With the Law

Nonprofit organizations play an essential role in our democracy by helping their communities communicate with government decisionmakers. Nonprofits can do this work. But they need to be knowledgeable about the types of advocacy that fall under the IRS’ lobbying limit, or that trigger an obligation to register as a lobbyist. Click for more details and to register.

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9:00 AM09:00

City Hall 101: Advocacy is for Everyone!

This advocacy workshop will provide you with the strategies and learnings to successfully influence the Mayoral Administration and City Council leadership. You will learn who has decision-making power, how to manage relationships with key players, how the budget and laws are passed, how federal policy changes are impacting the City and State, and how to engage during election season. You will also gain practical skills and knowledge on how to advocate to policymakers who are philosophically aligned but who may take other positions.

Advocacy is for Everyone! aims to:

  • Improve your knowledge of New York City's legislative and budget processes.
  • Identify learnings from the first four years of the Mayoral Administration and City Council.
  • Strengthen your ability to cultivate relationships and influence decisions of key policymakers.
  • Provide opportunities to strategize organizing and advocacy efforts that support your community, especially after the Presidential election and during an election year.

Who Should Attend: Community organizers and advocates, especially those who are familiar with New York City's legislative and budget processes

Date and Time: Monday, February 26th, 2018, 9 AM - 2 PM

Location: Midtown

This training is free to grantees of the Andrus Family Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Cricket Island Foundation, Daphne Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Foundation, New York Women's Foundation, North Star Fund, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.

Deadline to apply: Thursday, February 15th, 2018. Only one representative from each organization is invited to attend. The space in this workshop is limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Your registration will be confirmed by email.

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12:30 PM12:30

Resilience & Response in Times of Change (Three-Part Workshop)

With changes taking place across our nation, state, and city, many in the nonprofit sector are wondering if and how to start (or continue) pivoting their organization's programs or operations in response. 

To prepare for continued funding, legislative, and structural shifts, and to respond to emerging community needs, the New York City Capacity Building Collaborative is offering a free, three-part series on risk assessment and organizational planning for nonprofit leaders. 

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