January 3, 2013

Advocacy Training in Tulsa, OKC

Oklahomans for the Arts will participate in the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits 2013 Advocacy Forum January 23, in Tulsa and January 24, in Oklahoma City.

In light of the current budget talks and the proposed cuts to deductions, nonprofits are more aware than ever of the importance of getting involved when it comes to issues affecting our sector. No longer can we sit back and watch as legislation at the federal, state and local level is passed with little or no thought to the implications for nonprofits as employers, small businesses and service providers.
The forum will feature an hour and a half of training on exactly what nonprofits and nonprofit leaders can and cannot do when it comes to lobbying, advocacy, election periods and related topics. Attendees will learn the specifics on what nonprofits should be doing to ensure policies that are harmful to your organization or your clients do not get passed.

After the training, there will be an extended question and answer session with our expert panelists. The Center encourages participants to bring any and all questions from an individual, organizational or leadership point of view.

Moderator: Marnie Taylor, President and CEO, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits

Trainer: Dan Beirute, Attorney at Law

Sen. A.J. Griffin, OK State Senator (Oklahoma City only)
Sen. Jabar Shumate, OK State Senator
Susan Winchester, Executive Director, Research Institute for Economic Development
Jerrod Shouse, Legislative Liaison, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
Jennifer James, Executive Director, Oklahomans for the Arts
Anne Roberts, Director of Legislative Affairs, Integris Health

Tulsa Location (January 23)
OSU-Tulsa, North Hall Building, Room 153
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74106

Click here to register for Tulsa.

Oklahoma City Location (January 24)
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Training Room
720 W. Wilshire Blvd., Suite 11
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Click here to register for Oklahoma City.

Cost is $50 for members and $80 for nonmembers.