We offer customized Board Advocacy trainings to meet the unique needs and conditions of your board. A Housing Alliance staff member is able to travel almost anywhere in Washington State to conduct the workshops in the comfort of your offices. We can also customize the presentation length and content.
Contact a Housing Alliance staff member to find out how we can get your board advocating.
For Boards Who Have Never Advocated Before
We'll show you why board advocacy is an integral part of ending homelessness. We'll also talk about the laws and guidelines pertaining to nonprofit organizations and advocacy, and help you get started on forming board advocacy committees for your organization. These trainings also include an overview of Washington State's legislative process, including significant cutoff dates and important times for boards to be advocating.
For Boards with a Board Advocacy Committee and/or have Done Some Advocacy
We can present on specific ways your board can be engaged in advocacy, including how to best utilize board resolutions and board letters. In addition to this training, we can work with you to create an organization-specific online action alert page. These allow boards to send out branded letter templates to their constituents, clients, and partners so they can easily advocate too.
We have an example of a customized action here.
For Boards Already Quite Active in Advocacy
We can brainstorm with you how on how best to maximize your Board Advocacy Committee's work. We have helped boards develop Board Advocacy Strategic Plans and can help you as you follow through with your plan throughout the year.
These workshops are great opportunities for free board development and we can come to you. Click here to request a visit.