Legislative Trainings

Our curriculum teaches the critical strategic and technical skills needed for today’s legislative advocacy. Our cohort model and intimate trainings foster collaborative networks that develop trust across issue areas, sectors, and the State of New York.

All trainings are produced by a trusted community of government insiders, seasoned advocates, journalists, and organizers. Participants advance strategy, build relationships, share skills, gather information, and optimize their legislative campaigns.

Woven into all of our training opportunities is a commitment to interactive participation, the use of relevant case studies, and an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression in legislative advocacy.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Affiliated with a non-profit organization
  • Working actively on social justice legislative or budget campaigns (either on their own or in coalitions)
  • Located in New York State

Online Engagement Opportunities

Regional Funder Training Pre-Webinar: September 12 @ 2pm

The Advocacy Institute and New York Funders Alliance are proud to partner in our first statewide legislative advocacy training series for the philanthropic community.

In this pre-training webinar, the Advocacy Institute will help funders better understand how the political landscape impacts nonprofit and funder goals. Webinar attendees will receive practical guidance on what advocacy strategies foundations can employ within legal limitations and how the legislative and budget cycles influence campaign outcomes.

Please note, the curriculum is cumulative and the webinar serves as a pre-requisite for the in-person trainings.

RSVP here.

 

Participation fees (per organization) for the full series:

  • $250 for 1 participant
  • $400 for 2 participants per organization.

Contact stephanie@advocacy-institute.org with any questions.

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Past Webinars

+ AI Tools Basics | Navigating All Available Member Resources (April 26, 2018 @ 1pm – 2pm)
+ Budget & Caucus Priorities Overview (February 20, 2018 @ 12pm)
+ Budget & Caucus Priorities Overview (February 28, 2018 @ 3pm)

In Person Trainings

Western NY Regional Funder Training: October 12, 2018

These in-person training sessions will be tailored to regional priorities, focusing on the legislative landscape and power dynamics at the local and state level. We’ll explore best practices for supporting grantees, coalitions, and campaigns in legislative and budget work. Using campaign case studies and AI tools, we’ll illustrate how funders can track more effectively the critical milestones in legislative advocacy. We’ll practice applying these best practices and AI tools to your organization — ensuring that you leave with concrete resources for understanding and mapping legislative advocacy timelines, key players, and structures.

Please note, the curriculum is cumulative and the webinar serves as a pre-requisite for the in-person trainings.

RSVP here.

 

Participation fees (per organization) for the full series:

  • $250 for 1 participant
  • $400 for 2 participants

Contact stephanie@advocacy-institute.org with any questions.

New York City Regional Funder Training: October 18, 2018

These in-person training sessions will be tailored to regional priorities, focusing on the legislative landscape and power dynamics at the local and state level. We’ll explore best practices for supporting grantees, coalitions, and campaigns in legislative and budget work. Using campaign case studies and AI tools, we’ll illustrate how funders can track more effectively the critical milestones in legislative advocacy. We’ll practice applying these best practices and AI tools to your organization — ensuring that you leave with concrete resources for understanding and mapping legislative advocacy timelines, key players, and structures.

Please note, the curriculum is cumulative and the webinar serves as a pre-requisite for the in-person trainings.

RSVP here.

 

Participation fees (per organization) for the full series:

  • $250 for 1 participant
  • $400 for 2 participants per organization.

Contact stephanie@advocacy-institute.org with any questions.

Hudson Valley Regional Funder Training: October 25, 2018

These in-person training sessions will be tailored to regional priorities, focusing on the legislative landscape and power dynamics at the local and state level. We’ll explore best practices for supporting grantees, coalitions, and campaigns in legislative and budget work. Using campaign case studies and AI tools, we’ll illustrate how funders can track more effectively the critical milestones in legislative advocacy. We’ll practice applying these best practices and AI tools to your organization — ensuring that you leave with concrete resources for understanding and mapping legislative advocacy timelines, key players, and structures.

Please note, the curriculum is cumulative and the webinar serves as a pre-requisite for the in-person trainings.

RSVP here.

 

Participation fees (per organization) for the full series:

  • $250 for 1 participant
  • $400 for 2 participants per organization.

Contact stephanie@advocacy-institute.org with any questions.

Past Trainings

+ Buffalo Training. (December 9 – 11, 2016)
+ Member Training (November 15, 2016)
+ Member Training (September 20, 2016)
+ Long Island Nassau Training (May 25 – 27, 2016)
+ Long Island Suffolk Training (April 26 – 28, 2016)
+ NYC Training (April 22, 2016)
+ Westchester Training. (February 3 – 5, 2016)
+ Member Training (February 9, 2017)
+ Member Training (March 16, 2017)
+ Member Training (April 13, 2017)
+ Long Island Training (w/ LICET) (May 10, 11, 12, 2017)
+ Member Training (May 18, 2017)
+ Member Training (April 13, 2017)
+ Joint Training Series with HSC & UNH (July 11, 18, 2, 2017)
+ Summer Leadership Course (July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017)
+ Member Training (September 20, 2017)
+ Western New York Training (September 26, 27, 28, 2017)
+ Member Training (October 17, 2017)
+ Member Training (November 14, 2017)
+ Hudson Valley Regional Training (January 24-26, 2018)
+ NYC Regional Training (Jan. 31, Feb. 7 & 14, 2018)

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