California Family Resource Association

CFRA Webinar: Take Your Advocacy and Community Organizing to the Next Level

As a member of the family strengthening community, you can help influence what resources are available to families in your community. Representatives of our government are making decisions every day that change people's lives. In the absence of your voice, well-informed decisions simply cannot be made.

Join CFRA on July 27 to learn next steps and useful resources for your organization to become more effective advocates. The guest speaker will cover:

  • How advocacy and community organizing differ and overlap
  • Assessing organizational advocacy strengths and gaps including: internal practices and strategies, and external ways to influence public policy
  • Ways foundations and organizations are using information about advocacy strengths and gaps
  • Identifying which areas to strengthen and which to rely on other groups’ work
  • Including building advocacy strength in the evaluation process
  • Principles for evaluating advocacy
  • Using free tools to grow the work

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

10 am - 11 am

Register for this free webinar

Guest Presenter:

Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so. Their goal is to demystify and decode advocacy by equipping organizations with knowledge and tools. They help organizations fully understand the rules and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals. Bolder Advocacy is an initiative of the Alliance for Justice - a national association committed to a fair, just, and free America where everyone has equal access to justice and can fully participate in our democracy.

Susan Hoechstetter

Senior Advisor for Foundation Advocacy and Evaluation At Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy Initiative

Sue helps organizations grow and assess their advocacy and community organizing skills and practices with tools, training, and technical assistance. She led the development of evaluation/education tools including the Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT) International Advocacy Capacity Tool, and PowerCheck for community organizing. Her work has been featured in presentations for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Aspen Institute, Grantmakers in Health, and others. Before coming to AFJ, Sue directed the National Association of Social Workers' government relations department. She holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Sue spends much of her time trying to keep up with her teenage daughter.

CFRA Members can view the recordings of previous advocacy webinars in our Member Forum: