January 24, 2022
Florida Policy Institute (FPI), a 501(c)(3) policy-focused non-profit, and Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches are cohosting a webinar on Tuesday, January 25, from 6 – 7 p.m. to discuss the ways in which nonprofits and community groups can lobby to effect real change in Florida’s policy arena.
From food banks informing nutrition policy, to children’s charities voicing support for education funding, to mental health providers helping to craft legislation, laws are better when community organizations and engaged community members can provide their valuable insight. Nonprofits’ missions sometimes require them to take a step into the policy advocacy arena to “move the needle” on community impact. Thankfully, 501(c)(3)s can lobby — advocate for a specific policy directly with legislators or ask community members to appeal to their elected officials for a policy change — with certain limitations, and public policies are better for it.
During “Advocacy 101,” Holly Bullard, chief strategy and development officer at FPI, will talk through the basic strategies in FPI’s Advocacy Toolkit to educate policymakers and influence policy in the Sunshine State.