This half-day workshop will provide useful information to help Nevada’s nonprofits strengthen their advocacy capacity and develop networking strategies to create value for the organization and for the broader community. Sessions include:
- Featured Keynote Speaker: Ms. Heather McLeod Grant on Networks and Collective Impact
- Nonprofit Network Mapping Interactive Exercise (led by Heather McLeod Grant)
- Nevada Legislature 101
- Nonprofit Lobbying: Advocating without Jeopardizing Your Tax-Exempt Status
- Using data to tell your story and maximize your influence
- Social Media 101 (including how to engage millennials)
The cost of the workshop is $20.00 (Guinn Center members are free). Breakfast and lunch and breakfast will be provided. Location: CSN Cheyenne Campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne, North Las Vegas, 89030.
Cosponsored by the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities and the College of Southern Nevada.
About the Keynote Speaker: Heather McLeod Grant is a well-known author, speaker, and advisor to high-impact organizations, with 20 years of experience in the social sector. She was most recently a Global Account Manager at Monitor Institute, where her work focused on scaling impact, leveraging networks for social change, and transforming large-scale nonprofits; she has advised many leading organizations of our time. She is the co-author of the best-selling Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, named a Top Ten Book of 2007 by the Economist; and the publications Working Wikily: Social Change with a Network Mindset, Transformer: How to Build a Network to Change a System, and Breaking New Ground: Using the Internet to Scale. Prior to joining Monitor, Heather worked at McKinsey & Company, and co-founded Who Cares, a national magazine for social entrepreneurs. She lectures at Stanford, speaks at industry conferences, and has been widely published. Heather currently serves on the Woodside Elementary School Site Council and the board of Jacaranda, a women’s health-care nonprofit in Africa. She has previously served the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the National Civic League, Hands On Bay Area, and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University. She holds an MBA from Stanford University and an AB from Harvard University, and resides in the Bay Area with her husband and daughter.