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Fairfield County’s Advocacy Day

May 31, 2018

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) is offering an exciting, interactive and collaborative Advocacy Day on the morning of Thursday, May 31st at Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT. As the culmination of their Advocacy Series, FCCF is offering a half-day seminar that will highlight the opportunity to learn how to elevate one’s voice and viewpoint to create impactful change with seminar partner, Grace Farms Foundation. From 9:00 am until 12:30 pm, participants will hear from experts, join a panel discussion and participate in break-out workshops.Held in partnership with Grace Farms Foundation. Nonprofit staff and board members are invited to Fairfield County’s Advocacy Day to boost advocacy skills and build networks with other nonprofit leaders! Join the Building Movement Project's Frances Kunreuther as she opens the conference as a keynote speaker.

Breakout Sessions:

Workshop 1: The Nuts & Bolts of Lobbying! – Liz Brown, E.C. Brown Consulting

Workshop 2: Incorporating Human Voice and Data for Great Storytelling – Mackenzie Rigg, CT Mirror

Workshop 3: Building A Bigger Tent: Exploring and Securing New Partnerships – Krishna Patel, Grace Farms Foundation

Workshop 4: Power, Purpose, and Influence: Essential Ingredients for an Effective Advocacy Campaign  – Jeff Shaw, CT Community Nonprofit Alliance

Keynote Presentation:

Frances Kunreuther, Co-Director Building Movement Project


Anka Badurina, Building One Community

Maddie Granato, CT Women’s Education and Legal Fund

Laura McCargar, Perrin Family Foundation

Val Ramos, Everyday Democracy

RSVP: Register Here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef6rx6h69ef22393&oseq=&c=&ch=

9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST


Grace Farms


365 Lukes Wood Road New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

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