Driving Collective Action: Strategies for Community Engagement
When: June 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET / 11:00am - 12:00pm PT
As nonprofits work to advocate for their clients and communities, many leaders are searching for new ways to involve these important stakeholders in advocacy efforts. The Alliance for Nonprofit Management and The Building Movement Project have released a new publication, The Nonprofits Integrating Community Engagement (NICE) Guide. The NICE Guide offers a wealth of resources - including background information, exercises, tools, case studies and more - that help nonprofits develop core competencies on constituent and community engagement. The NICE Guide is designed to help service groups leverage their unparalleled reach into low-income communities to address the larger problems faced by their constituents and surrounding community. This webinar will highlight the Guide but also touch on key strategies for community engagement as part of collective action efforts.
Frame advocacy efforts around constituents’ experiences
Develop strategies to engage clients and communities in advocacy efforts
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Presenter: Frances Kunreuther
Frances Kunreuther co-directs the Building Movement Project , which works to strengthen U.S. nonprofits as sites of civic engagement and social change. She is co-author of From the Ground Up: Grassroots Organizations Making Social Change (Cornell, 2006) and Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership (Jossey Bass, 2009). Frances spent five years at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. She headed the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LBGT youth, and was awarded a year-long Annie E. Casey Foundation fellowship in 1997 for this and her previous work. Over the years, Frances has worked with homeless youth and families, undocumented immigrants, crime victims, battered women, and substance users. She writes and presents frequently on issues related to nonprofits, leadership and social change.
Presenter: Sean Thomas-Breitfeld
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld co-directs the Building Movement Project, with a special focus on BMP’s work on service and social change. Prior to joining the BMP staff, Sean spent a decade working in various roles at the Center for Community Change. At CCC, he developed training programs for grassroots leaders, worked in CCC’s communications and policy departments where he coordinated online and grassroots advocacy efforts, and lobbied on a range of issues, including immigration reform, transportation equity and anti-poverty programs. Before joining the Center, Sean worked as a Policy Analyst at the National Council of La Raza, where he focused on employment and income security issues. Sean holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Multicultural Studies from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
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