State Your Case — Create Advocacy Messages That Get Results Edit Title

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What will happen the next time you have the opportunity to connect with an elected official or other potential sponsor? Imagine that s/he is standing in front of you, curious and asks: "How can I help?" What will you say?

To create lasting and sustainable change, you need strong advocacy and communication skills to build rapport with your potential supporters. Join us for this webinar and learn how to construct and convey your advocacy messages in impactful and compelling ways. You'll discover the three types of advocacy messages and recognize which messages are most appropriate for your different target audiences.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Recognize how to personalize and tailor advocacy messages to your target audience
  2. Understand how to position your message when interacting with specific community stakeholders
  3. Develop skills to respond "on the spot" to inquiries from elected officials and other potential sponsors

About Your Facilitator

Colette Ellis is a facilitator and executive coach delivering professional development training and coaching services to non-profit and public library clients. With over 20 years of experience helping social impact leaders manage change, she is a highly sought-after coach and trainer. Clients transform their lives and realize results faster via her insightful coaching and interactive seminars on communication, leadership, and team building. Colette is a certified instructor of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities, and Coping with Work & Family Stress™. She began her nonprofit career as Development Assistant with The New York Botanical Garden, helping to secure funding for Bronx Green-Up and other Garden programs. Colette was one of the first to lead capacity building workshops via the Neighborhood Leadership Institute of Citizens Committee for New York City. A featured eHow.com contributor on Workplace Morale, her advice on Optimism and Motivation has appeared in Real Simple Magazine and Small Business Chronicle.

InStep Consulting LLC provides organizations with management and capacity building consulting services aimed at improving overall effectiveness and extracting high-performance from the organization’s workforce.

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