This Certificate builds on the success of Center for Nonprofits’ other leadership certificates with their combined alumni of over 1,200 individuals.
The curricula is based on key competencies identified through conversations with legislative and advocacy professionals, as well as nonprofit executives with experience in the field.
The Certificate in Nonprofit Advocacy equips participants with the practical and tactical skills and knowledge for representing their organizations before the legislature, state agencies, and other policymakers from the municipal level to state and federal levels as well. The interactive sessions are planted in the methodology of adult learning and provide both factual and anecdotal evidence from a variety of experts in the field. By completing this certificate, participants will be able to:
- Identify the essential aspects of advocacy work
- Be firmly familiar with the legislative process and how to move work forward within the system
- Identify and utilize key terms, describe processes, and leverage knowledge to start advocacy work in their own organizations
- Develop an understanding of how to navigate partnerships, stakeholders and decision makers