March 14th, 2017 Advocacy Day

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Please join the Ohio Chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

and the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations for


March 14th, 2017 Advocacy Day


Why advocate? Effective advocacy enables nonprofits to shape the public debate on important social issues and ensure that underserved communities have a voice in the policies that impact their lives. Advocacy is the number one way nonprofits can advance the issues they care about and help bring about systemic, lasting change for the people they serve.  We believe every nonprofit can and should use advocacy to amplify their work. Armed with the right tools and information, you will realize how advocacy can advance your cause and communities.” – Alliance for Justice



10:30 AM- Registration open
11:00 AM*- Luncheon Starts
11:15 AM*- Bill Stanczykiewicz (Director, The Fund Raising School; Senior Lecturer in Philanthropic Studies) speaks about the economic impact of Non-Profits
11:45 AM*- Liz Powell (Partner, G2G Consulting) speaks about how to effectively advocate and communicate with elected officials

12:00-2:00 Statehouse Appointments (AFP will set up two meetings for you with members of the Ohio General Assembly. You will attend these meetings with other non-profits)

2:00-3:00 Statehouse Tour

3:00* Legislative Networking Reception


$20 for AFP & OANO members    $35 for nonmembers


Location: Sheraton Downtown Columbus – 75 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215

Parking: There is plenty of parking around the Statehouse. You will receive a map once you have registered.



AFP members should register for this event through OANO’s registration system.

When you are asked to log into OANO’s system simply click the New Visitor Registration link to create an account with OANO.

Once you register are registered do not forget to type in the discount code. The AFP discount code is: LEGDAY-2017




*Interested in attending the two lunchtime education programs, but unable to join us for legislative visits?  Register per the instructions below and, when completing the online registration process, for the question asking about specific legislator visits, enter “Unable to participate in legislative visits; education programs only” so we know not to schedule you with your legislator. We encourage you, however, to include legislative visits in your participation plans!


Registration is CLOSED