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Event Series Event Series: Advocacy and Lobbying for Nonprofits

Advocacy and Lobbying for Nonprofits

October 27, 2022 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm

All you need to know to prepare for a successful session and year. Join MNA for this three part series to prepare you and your organization to effectively and legally advocate and lobby during the 2023 Montana Legislative session.

$95 – $300 MNA Member Rate: $95 Individual, $150 Whole Org

Sessions & Objectives

October 13

Planning for the legislative session and connecting with candidates

The election is around the corner, and it’s not too late to reach out and ensure the candidates are aware of your mission and how it contributes to your community’s vitality and quality of life. This session focuses on relationship building, which is a foundational component of effective advocacy.

Participants will explore:

  • Overview of the advocacy cycle
  • The legal ins and outs of engaging with candidates
  • The intersect between your mission and the candidate
  • Positioning your organization as a resource
  • How to welcome winning candidates (and say thanks to others)
  • Planning for the legislative session

October 27

Stay legal and lobby

In this webinar we will overview how to create and implement a lobbying and advocacy plan while staying legally compliant.

Participants will learn:

  • The legal parameters for lobbying state elected officials
  • Lobbying and the IRS
  • The role of the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices
  • The elements of an advocacy plan

November 10

Montana Legislative Tips

The Montana legislative session moves quickly and includes both predictability and rapid change. This webinar will focus exclusively on the legislative session: the calendar and website, how and when to be a presence in hearings, and the significance of working the halls outside of hearings.

Participants will explore:

  • Navigating the leg.mt.gov website
  • Significant dates on the legislative calendar
  • How to learn more about proposed legislation
  • Communicating effectively with elected officials and administration during the Session
  • Engaging board members, constituents and other stakeholders in advocacy

All sessions will be recorded and available for registered attendees to access, along with all session resources, for six months after the event.


Prices include all course sessions.

Whole Org Participation: Invite your whole team (staff & board!) for one flat rate

  • $150 Whole Org Registration for MNA Members
  • $300 Whole Org Registration for Non MNA Members

Individual Participation: Register for a single user

  • $95 MNA Members
  • $190 Non MNA Members

***Members of other state nonprofit associations qualify for the MNA Member price!

October 27, 2022 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm

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This course is free for All Access Pass holders.

This workshop will help orient organizational leaders and teams to the principles and objectives of transformative impact response. Participants will learn the fundamentals of first response after identity-related incidents, and begin exploring organizational value and goal alignment.  

Adrienne will invite participants to engage in collective learning about commonly (and uncommonly) known terms, definitions and concepts to increase ability to recognize interactions, statements and behaviors that can impact clients, members, colleagues, those we serve, and overall organizational environment. Explore strategies for interrupting and responding to microaggressions and other identity-related interactions that can negatively impact the community climate and disrupt relationships.  

Learning objectives 

Workshop participants will: 

1) Understand essential concepts in restorative bias impact response  

2) Explore practices that support meaningful response to microaggressions (and other harmful identity-based interactions) 

All sessions will be recorded and available for registered attendees to access, along with all session resources, for six months after the event.

$95 – $300 $65 Individual MNA Member; $115 Whole Org MNA Member; $125 Individual Non-Member; $230 Whole Org Non Member


Scholarships are available for MNA Members. If budget is a concern in your ability to attend this training, please let us know! Apply here.

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