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Posted By Cindy Bishop, Checkmate Strategies, Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Knowing that there is a tremendous need among nonprofit organizations to create and sustain effective, impactful advocacy programs, Checkmate Strategies is now offering advocacy training to non-profit organizations at their locale.  Imagine how the influence your nonprofit could have, if all of your members had one on one training on how to impact public policy!

The 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature will be here before we know it and now is the perfect time to begin planning a successful legislative campaign.  Along with that, this is a Federal Election Year! With that comes one of the greatest opportunities you have, to be PROACTIVE rather than REACTIVE. 

Checkmate Strategies will tailor a half day (3-5 hours) or a full day program,  especially for LANO members.  The following components will be covered in the Advocacy Training Session:

The Importance of Knowing the Players and the Process
Who are the Players?
Overview of the Legislative Process
The Importance of Knowing Your Organizations “Why”
How to Weave Impactful  Stories into your Advocacy Message
The Role of Regulatory Agencies and How they Impact Your Non-Profit
How to Use PACs Effectively

Checkmate Strategies has a long and  rich history of advocating on behalf of non-profit organizations.  High profile bills such as the Smoke Free Air Act, the Primary Seat Belt Law, the Concealed Carry Bill, are all measures that were by battled by Cindy Bishop and her team.

Cindy is a veteran of Louisiana politics and Earl Willis, who is equally passionate about helping nonprofit organizations to thrive and excel, are excited about the opportunity to help non-profits through advocacy training.

To discussion options for advocacy training,  please contact Cindy Bishop at 
(225) 933-5435 or Earl Michael Willis at (225) 454-2209 or by email

Cindy Bishop, President
Checkmate Strategies

225 933-5435

P.O. Box 80053
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-0053

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