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*Things I Know for Sure: Considerations for Engaging in the Legislative Process and Lobbying
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The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM), Nebraska Civic Engagement Table (NCET), and the Coalition for a Strong Nebraska (CSN) are pleased to offer the following webinar series on topics related to policy advocacy this fall. Each webinar meets at 12:00 p.m.

NAM, NCET and CSN are organizations that each provide distinct services for Nebraska’s nonprofits. We partner to ensure we maximize our training and education resources to fuel our common interest in developing the policy advocacy skills of Nebraska’s nonprofits. Together, we have greater capacity to coordinate collaboration among nonprofits, and the ability to address broader goals such as changing the poverty narrative, improving access to the legislative process, working to remove barriers to more participation, strengthening relationships with policymakers and engaging the voices of those with lived experience.

Join three seasoned advocates as they discuss how they prepare and navigate the legislative session, including:

  • Considerations to get involved in policy and advocacy
  • How to evaluate if / when to get involved in a bill
  • The importance of coalitions and coordinating with allies
  • Short-term setbacks and long-term gains


Christopher (Spike) Eickholt, contract lobbyist

Jasmine L. Harris, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, RISE

Tina Rockenbach, Executive Director, Community Action of Nebraska


Other webinars in the series are:

Nonprofit Lobbying: Rules and Practices for State and Federal Law Compliance, Thursday, November 3

Communications and Organizing as Grassroots Advocacy Tools, Wednesday, November 8

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 12:00pm
1111 N. 13th St.
Ste. 213
Omaha, NE 68102
Nonprofit Association of the Midlands
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Nonprofit Association of the Midlands