How To Engage In Lobbying: Create Laws That Transform Lives
Nonprofit lobbying expert Pat Libby will pull back the curtain during this webinar to demonstrate how lobbying can help your organization. You will learn the specific steps to take and how to get started.

What You'll Learn

  • What is lobbying?
  • Should your organization engage in lobbying?
  • What are the factors for successful nonprofit engagement?
  • What are the legal rules and restrictions for 501(c)(3) organizations?
  • How can you fund lobbying activities?
  • What steps should you take to get started?
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Training Overview

What laws do you want to change or create? Learn how to use lobbying to further your mission.

Lobby? Ewww! Really? To many people, the word lobbying conjures up images of people in designer suits passing around $100 bills as they yuck it up with elected officials.

The truth is that lobbying by charitable nonprofits has been responsible for creating laws that have transformed people’s lives all across America. You can use this tactic to further your organization’s mission more easily than you think.

  • What is lobbying?
  • Should your organization engage in lobbying?
  • What are the factors for successful nonprofit engagement?
  • What are the legal rules and restrictions for 501(c)(3) organizations?
  • How can you fund lobbying activities?
  • What steps should you take to get started?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board presidents/chairs
  • Board members
  • Senior managers who work with board members
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Pat Libby
  • Change management and executive search consultant to nonprofits and philanthropies
  • Served as a nonprofit CEO and staff member, academic in the field of nonprofit management, board member, and consultant to social purpose organizations
  • Author of The Lobbying Strategy Handbook
  • Contributing author in Technology, Activism and Social Justice in a Digital Age
  • Co-author of Cases in Nonprofit Management
  • Served for eight years as President/CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, leading city, state, and national legislative campaigns that altered the landscape for affordable housing and community economic development activity in the state
  • Previously served as founding director of the University of San Diego Nonprofit Institute
  • Graduate degree in Urban Planning from MIT
  • Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Sociology from Tufts University