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Lunch and Learn: Nonprofit Advocacy 101


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Join CCVO policy experts for the first of six Policy Lunch and Learn sessions for an engaging discussion focused on nonprofits and advocacy. Whether you’re new to the sector or a seasoned veteran, this lunch session will inspire and remind you why advocacy is critical to our success as a sector.

Hear from Alexa Briggs, CCVO Manager, Policy & Research, and Lina Khatib, CCVO Policy Analyst, as they discuss the importance of advocacy for your organization. Bring your questions, current policy work, and your advocacy goals. Meet other nonprofit professionals to build connections and support each other going forward.

This is a brown bag lunch event, coffee and dessert will be provided.


about the presenters

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Alexa BriggsManager, Policy & Research, CCVO

Alexa has a strong professional background as a researcher and writer, combined with extensive experience working for nonprofit organizations in managerial and leadership experience positions. Her work in policy analysis and research was enhanced at Vibrant Communities Calgary, where she served as Associate Director of Strategy and Research.

Alexa holds a B.A. in Sociology with High Honours and an Interdisciplinary M.A, both from the University of Saskatchewan. Her professional experience includes numerous publications and conference presentations as well as service on nonprofit Boards.

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Lina KhatibPolicy Analyst, CCVO

Lina is a public policy professional with a Master’s degree from the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts from York University. She has over five years of experience working with government and nonprofit organizations in the realm of social policy and research, including at the Ontario Ministry of Education and the United Way of Calgary and Area. Lina is a strong believer in the power of collaboration as well as evidence-based decision-making. She is passionate about improving the health and well-being of nonprofit organizations and about preparing for the technological changes of the future.