NC Nonprofits Days

Public Policy Forum
and NC Nonprofits Day
March 20-21

Public Policy Forum, March 20, McKimmon Center

With the 2017-18 session of the General Assembly now officially underway, it's a critical time to make our voices heard. Get the tools, training, and connections to help you speak out effectively for your cause at the Public Policy Forum.

Agenda (subject to change):

9:00-9:45

Anita Brown GrahamWelcome and Opening Plenary
Trisha Lester, Acting President, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits; Anita Brown-Graham, Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government

10:00-11:00

A Conversation with Legislators and Tips on Effective Advocacy
An overview of key policy issues in the state legislature and the most (and least) effective ways nonprofits have communicated with legislators 
Senator Paul Newton (R-Cabarrus), Senator Terry Van Duyn (D-Buncombe), David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits (moderator)

11:15-12:30

Concurrent Sessions:

Working in Coalitions to Double (or Triple) Your Advocacy Power
Matt Gross, Policy Director, NC Child; Adam Sotak, Public Engagement Director, NC Child; Sherée Vodicka, Executive Director, NC Alliance of YMCAs; Trisha Lester, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits (moderator)

Mastering Your Messaging
Devyn McDonald, Project Assistant, APCO Worldwide; Kelly Williamson, Managing Director, APCO Worldwide

What to Do When You Can't Be in the Room
David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

12:30-2:00

Lunch

Governor Roy Cooper's Budget Proposal and Policy Priorities
Charles Perusse, State Budget Director, NC Office of State Budget and Management; Jenni Owen, Policy Director, Office of the Governor

Overview of Nonprofit Sector Public Policy Issues
David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

2:15-3:30

Concurrent Sessions:

Advocacy for Everybody
Megg Rader, Executive Director, Alliance Medical Ministry; Stephanie Schweickert, Senior Campaign Organizer, NC Conservation Network

Social Media Strategies to Enhance Your Nonprofit's Voice
Travis Bullard, Director, APCO; Mary Alice Rose, Project Consultant, APCO Worldwide

What's Happening in Washington That Could Affect Your Nonprofit Bigly?
David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

3:45-4:30

Preparing for NC Nonprofits Day
David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

Registration Rates

My Center Affiliation Price
Current Center Members $99
Current Center Sustainers and Associates $139
All Others $169

 

​Online registration has closed, but you may still walk in and register at the McKimmon Center.

NC Nonprofits Day, March 21, State Legislature

At NC Nonprofits Day, build relationships with legislators now to help them understand your issues and concerns, and advocate on policies that affect your mission.

There is no charge to attend NC Nonprofits Day.

Register to attend ONLY NC Nonprofits Day.