It’s important to recognize that advocacy efforts need to start well before the advent of an election campaign – and continue afterwards as well. After all, policy advocacy is a journey, not a destination. If a specific policy proposal finds its way into a political party’s election platform, it’s often the result of a lot of hard work in the months, and even years, prior to an election.
Whatever tactic or combination of tactics your organization decides to use when moving your policy agenda forward, communications will play a vital role. Media engagement can be a powerful part your approach. In this session, Ken Lima-Coelho, Vice President, Community Engagement of YMCA Calgary, will share his experiences and strategies for media engagement in advancing nonprofit policy agendas.
Moving your policy agenda from ideas to action is a significant step for your organization and requires a lot of planning, coordination, and strategy. This session will explore specific tactics you can add to your toolbox and will give you the chance to learn from others while sharing your own successes and challenges.
The upcoming provincial election is an opportunity to get your issues heard and show power in numbers by empowering your staff, volunteers, and the people you serve to share your priorities and vote in the election. In this session, CCVO policy experts will share tips and tools for your nonprofit to better engage in the upcoming provincial election, and empower others to bring attention to your policy priorities.
Developing a policy agenda – a set of issues or problems aimed at getting the attention of policymakers and decisionmakers – is an important step for nonprofits seeking change in the upcoming provincial election period. In this session, CCVO policy experts will outline the steps involved in creating a policy agenda to help increase your organization’s impact.
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.