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

Trainings and Events

Instructions

We anticipate more demand than we can meet for these trainings and will be accepting participants on a rolling basis by application. Please answer every question on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

In-person trainings are free for members.

For non-members, in-person trainings are $50.00 per day.

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

Elections Debrief
Monday, August 10 – 2PM

Join the Advocacy Institute and our friends at the New York Civic Engagement Table for a panel debriefing the recent elections and how advocacy organizations can leverage elections to advance their agenda. We will be joined by various speakers including New York State Senator, Julia Salazar, and Cea Weaver, the Campaign Coordinator for Housing Justice for All. Other speakers TBA.

This call is open to AI and NYCET members. Please register by Thursday, August 6th. You will receive a calendar invite with a Zoom link for this video call after registering. If you have any questions about the member call or about AI membership, please feel free to email us at membership@advocacy-institute.org.

We’ll share information about upcoming webinars in this area as soon as we have something planned!

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

We’ll share information about upcoming in-person trainings in this area as soon as we have something planned!

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

Past Trainings

+ New York City 1-Day Training (November 20, 2019)
+ Long Island Training (Nassau) (October 22, 23, 2019)
+ New York City Regional 3 Day (July 11, 18, 25, 2019)
+ Western New York Regional Day (June 10, 2019)
+ Hudson Valley & Westchester 2 Day (March 20 & 21, 2019)
+ New York City Regional 2 Day (Jan 30 & 31, 2019)
+ Hudson Valley Regional Funder Training (October 25, 2018)
+ Western NY Regional Funder Training (October 12, 2018)
+ NYC Regional Training (Jan. 31, Feb. 7 & 14, 2018)
+ Hudson Valley Regional Training (January 24-26, 2018)
+ Member Training (November 14, 2017)
+ Member Training (October 17, 2017)
+ Western New York Training (September 26, 27, 28, 2017)
+ Member Training (September 20, 2017)
+ Summer Leadership Course (July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017)
+ Joint Training Series with HSC & UNH (July 11, 18, 2, 2017)
+ Long Island Training (w/ LICET) (May 10, 11, 12, 2017)
+ Member Training (May 18, 2017)
+ Member Training (April 13, 2017)
+ Member Training (March 16, 2017)
+ Member Training (February 9, 2017)
+ 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)

Past Webinars

+ Digital Advocacy Workshop (May 28, 2020)
+ All About Implementation 2020 (March 31, 2020)
+ NYC Budget Webinar (February 27, 2020)
+ 2020 Session Updates (January 30, 2020)
+ All About Implementation 2019 (May 30, 2019)
+  Last Chance for Legislation (April 18, 2019)
+  NYC Budget Homestretch (March 28, 2019)
+  Meet our AI Insiders (Building Key Relationships) (February 21, 2019)
+  Campaign Milestones: Tracking Progress Along the Way (January 24, 2019)
+ Key Players & Power Dynamics | How the Elections Impact Legislative Strategy (December 6, 2018)
+ State Power & Authority Why Working Across Regions Matters (Nov 1, 2018)
+ Understanding State Legislative & Budget Cycles (Oct 4, 2018)