All About the Base: How Your Organization Can Grow your Influence and Power through Advocacy

  •  May 9, 2023
     10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Engaging in the public policy process is becoming increasingly important for the nonprofit sector. From the changes in charitable giving, to how critical social programs are funded, nonprofits can’t sit out of the advocacy arena any longer. During this interactive and fun session, you’ll learn the best practices in nonprofit advocacy to advance your organization’s advocacy goals, engage key stakeholders, and ensure your organization is not left out of the conversation. By the end of this session, you’ll have the confidence to build your organization’s power by engaging your staff, donors, members, coalition partners, colleagues, and community in advocacy — to ensure your organization is not left out of the conversation and can meet your critical mission.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why we need nonprofits engaged in policy advocacy
  • What advocacy is – and isn’t – and why it’s essential to achieve your goals
  • How Posner Center member organizations can leverage your strengths and expertise to impact policies
  • How to engage your members, supporters, donors, and stakeholders so they can be your best and most powerful advocates
  • Best practices for working with and building relationships with lawmakers

Each attendee will receive a legislator research worksheet



Founder, Snyder Strategies, LLC

Bethany Snyder, MPP is the founder of Snyder Strategies, LLC, a boutique consulting firm she formed to share and leverage her deep understanding of the advocacy world with nonprofit and membership-based organizations. With nearly 25 years of experience in communications, advocacy, and public affairs, Bethany is a seasoned professional and a nonprofit advocacy expert. She has been on all sides of the advocacy desk – as a grassroots advocacy director, a lobbyist, a consultant, a comms director, and a US Senate staffer. Having worked for a range of organizations, she is passionate about ensuring that nonprofit and social justice organizations use their voices and expertise to influence policies that impact those most in need.



To ensure everyone who wants to is able to participate, we are using a sliding scale model. Please determine how much you should pay using the below categories, and consider donating to support additional programming. To further support this work, pleasecontact us or make a donation here.

The Posner Center for International Development is committed to accessibility and inclusion for all people. To request additional accommodations or for questions about accessibility, please contact Lauren Andraski at  or 720-515-9071.

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