Advancing Your Mission Through Lobbying and Advocacy
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
8:30 a.m. - Registration
9:00-11:00 a.m. - Presentation
Hartford Office, 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building 1-100, Hartford CT
With so much at stake this legislative session, nonprofits will need to engage with their public officials to promote public policy that ensures they can continue to fulfill their missions. These interactions may take the form of effective advocacy or direct lobbying, and nonprofits need to know the difference between the two. This workshop is designed to help nonprofits understand what they must do to stay within the law while sharing practical examples of advocacy activities that allow you to effectively engage with public officials.
About the Presenters
Priya Morganstern, Esq., Pro Bono Partnership Program Director (Hartford, CT, Office), oversees the Partnership’s services in Connecticut and provides direct legal services to local nonprofits; connects nonprofit organizations with volunteer attorneys; lectures frequently about nonprofit and tax-exempt organization law; and trains volunteer attorneys in various aspects of nonprofit and tax-exempt law. Priya is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee and is Vice President of the national Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery. She is a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation’s James W. Cooper Fellows Program, established to honor the leading members of the legal profession and the Judiciary in Connecticut.
Jeff Shaw is the Director of Public Policy for the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Inc (The Alliance), the state’s largest network of nonprofit organizations. Jeff has over twelve years experience in government relations and public policy development, providing expertise on the state budget, bonding, nonprofit trends, economic impact, health care and federal legislation. He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the National Council of Nonprofits, working with leaders across the United States and our allies in Washington DC, on federal issues impacting nonprofits back in the states.
Fees: Member: $15 | Non-Member: $30