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Free Advocacy Training for Your Nonprofit

Posted By Ashley Herad, Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ashley Herad ( provides policy training and technical assistance throughout the state to nonprofits seeking to influence public policy, and works to build community coalitions around vital policy issues. She also advocates on behalf of the nonprofit sector during the legislative session. Previously Herad served as an intern for the Bureau of Governmental Research in New Orleans, then as a press aid and researcher in the Louisiana Governors’ Office.

As experts in our respective fields, the nonprofit sector can and should engage in advocacy that benefits the populations we serve. Policymakers need to hear from you to make informed decisions that affect us all.

Advocacy training is now available free of charge to nonprofit organization directors, staff, boards and volunteers in 20 parishes affected by the 2005 and 2008 storms.

LANO is offering advocacy trainings underwritten by the Office of Community Development that can help your nonprofit:

  • Demystify IRS guidelines on lobbying and advocacy by 501c3 nonprofits
  • Learn the basics and best practices of lobbying and advocacy
  • Understand the ins and outs of the Legislative Session and how to navigate it
  • Integrate nonpartisan voter engagement activities into what you already do

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