Join us for a REPLAY on Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th

Finally, a training designed specifically for nonprofit advocacy professionals.

As a nonprofit advocacy expert, I was tired of the lack of advocacy training and learning opportunities for nonprofits. Corporations and large nonprofits have their pick of expensive conferences and workshops. 

But we NEED nonprofits to be expertly engaged and trained to impact policy – now more than ever. 

You are invited to join me – and a slate of other advocacy experts – at the Nonprofit Advocacy Summit. This two-day virtual LIVE summit will feature experts in all areas of nonprofit advocacy – from tech, to social media, to coalition building, to tracking and reporting.

There will even be a few lawmaker appearances, during which you can ask policymakers directly what works and what doesn't. 

This is a free, LIVE, virtual event – join from the privacy of your home office, in your comfy clothes. Stay for both days, or just a few sessions – whatever works for you. And because it’s LIVE, you’ll be able to ask questions of each expert. You’ll walk away with actionable strategies you can start using immediately.

Experts will cover:


Advocacy 101, including the difference between advocacy and politics

Advocacy implications for funders, associations, and equity

Leveraging tech and video in your advocacy campaigns

Using storytelling and social media to amplify your efforts

Centering community engagement and diversity in your advocacy campaigns

Power-Mapping: what you have and what you need to win

Coalition and Power Building Strategies

The nuts and bolts of H Elections, tracking, and reporting

Holding candidates accountable after the election

Leveraging your C3 and C4 in your advocacy strategy

Our democracy DEPENDS on nonprofits sharing how public policy is failing our communities — and how it can improve our lives.

Special Guests

Sara Silvernail

Office of Senator Tina Smith

Jeanette Russell

Capitol Canary by Quorum

Ras Smith

Iowa General Assembly

Featured Speakers

Julia Campbell

Amplifying your Advocacy through Storytelling and Social Media

Joane Booth & 
Londell Thomas

Maximizing Your Non-Profit Status To Its Full Potential!

Abby Levine

Myth Busting: 501(c)(3)s Can Lobby

Pat Libby

How To Become An Empowered Citizen: 10 Steps To Passing A Law

Coby Williams

Advocating, For A Change

Claire Douglass

Local Action to National Change: Building Local Power for Large Scale Impact


Advocacy Mixed Tape: Associations, Funders, and Equity

Dania Lofton


Colton Strawser


Maya Paley



Technology & Tools: Building & Engaging Your Advocacy Audience

Jeanette Russell

Capitol Canary

Ed Harris

Blue Hills Digital

Kayley Whalen

Kayley Whalen Consulting


Strength In Numbers: Coalition And Power Building Strategies

Luke Elzinga

Des Moines Area Religious Council

Maureen Cassidy

American Heart Association

Mira Weinstein

Organizing To Win

Your Host - Bethany Snyder

Strategist. Enthusiast. Optimist.

Bethany Snyder, MPP an advocacy strategist, enthusiast, and optimist. She founded the boutique consulting firm Snyder Strategies, LLC, 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.

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