Advocacy Essentials

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Advocacy is power, influence, and energy. You have the power. You have the influence and you have the energy. UNA can help you access your power, apply your influence, and increase your energy—but you have to put it in motion.* Start moving your advocacy efforts with UNA’s Advocacy Essentials. (*Thanks Isaac Newton.)

Use  Advocacy Essentials as your start button. UNA's Director of Community Relationship will interview two experts on advocacy, lobbying, voter registration, and engagement. You'll have the opportunity to get answers to your questions. 

Why Attend  

Learning how to become an effective advocate builds your capacity to fulfill your mission by teaching you how to build relationships, develop coalitions for change, influence public policy that will directly impact your mission, and ensure accurate representation of the diverse populations you may serve.  
Who Should Attend?  
Nonprofit professionals that are new to or have limited exposure to advocacy. 
About Our Speakers  

Advocacy: Mark Turner, Senior Director of Public Policy for the Colorado Nonprofit Association 
Voter Registration and Engagement: Hope Zitting-Goeckeritz, Executive Director of VOTERISE 

Mark Turner is the Director of Public Policy for Colorado Nonprofit Association. Since 2005, he has directed the organization’s actions on state and federal policies, trained nonprofits on advocacy and lobbying strategies, and communicated with Colorado’s nonprofits about pertinent laws and regulations. Previously, he was the Membership Services Manager for the Association and worked as a Research Assistant for the Latin American Research and Service Agency in Denver. He earned a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College in 2000 and completed the Denver Community Leadership Forum in 2004 through the University of Colorado at Denver. In his spare time, he plays the drums, writes poetry, and plays Ultimate Frisbee.  


Hope Zitting-Goeckeritz is the Executive Director of VOTERISE. Hope has dedicated her life to public service and community engagement. Born a proud Utah native, Hope has traveled around the world to pursue her life-calling of education and advocacy, from working for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., to interning with the British Parliament in London, UK, and back to Utah to aid local government entities. Perfectly aligning with VOTERISE's mission, Hope is devoted to advocating for extensive voter education, supporting inclusive legislation, and encouraging underrepresented groups to participate in the electoral process. She firmly believes that each vote has an impact, big and small, on every single individual.


Cost: Free for UNA Members/$10 for Not-Yet-Members


October 7th, 2021 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s) - UNA Members: Please log in above to see member discount
Registration Fee $ 10.00