At the Advocacy Institute (AI), we provide trainings, consulting, and tools to social justice organizations throughout New York State so that more New Yorkers can organize effectively to change the policies that impact them.
AI Summer Session
The Advocacy Institute is holding our first ever summer fundraising party – the Summer Session! Join us on Wednesday, June 29 at 6pm at the Bowery Beer Garden for what will be a fun night of food, drinks, music, and reflection. We’ll be celebrating the hard work done by New York’s social justice movement during this year’s legislative session and raising money for the Advocacy Institute’s efforts to support advocates and organizers in New York City and State.
Member & Regional Trainings
Boost your skills and build strong organizational infrastructure to win legislative advocacy campaigns!
Address the obstacles and opportunities faced when engaging in local and state advocacy.
Creative Visual Aids
Understand government structures and relationships as well as the nuances of legislative processes, timelines, and the intricacies of different legislative entities.
Connect with seasoned advocates from an array of organizations, current and former government staffers and elected officials, journalists, and academics.
Develop legislative strategies and tactics via specific case studies and real-time examples.
Explore the members and power dynamics of the Legislature, filtering by region, race, gender and committee assignment. There are photos and contact information, links to social media and even listings of legislative staff. Members can also click through to the Legislative Directory, where they can track the results of meetings with any individual official.
Legislative Diagrams & Tech Tools
Understand local and state government structures, timelines, and power dynamics.
Identify potential sponsors. Connect with staff and track relationships over time.
Meeting plans and outcomes at your fingertips. Easy compliance tracking.
Access high quality factual, objective data gathered from trusted sources.
Share notes and insights with colleagues and allies. Share resources with collaborators.