ACCESS THE ADVOCACY PLAYBOOK:
Youth Advocacy Action: Phase 2
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM EDT
Building upon the Youth Engagement Advocacy series, this webinar will introduce the role of federal nutrition programs in combating hunger, introduce the “Farm Bill,” and explain the legislative process. The advocacy action for this session will be a letter or email to your Member of Congress. National FFA will co-host the webinar.
If you are unable to join a live webinar, you can watch a replay from the list below:
Introduction to Advocacy Playbook
Learn about the Alliance to End Hunger’s signature advocacy tool and resource–the Advocacy Playbook. The webinar features a live demonstration of this online tool.
Making the Case for Advocacy
Are you ready to jump into advocacy against hunger but need to convince some other folks to come along? Maybe your colleagues, board members or civic group are leery about taking a stand? We will help you make the case for why it’s a good idea and how you can help the cause, meet your mission and maybe even help your bottom line! This session will focus on overcoming barriers to engaging in advocacy and how to do it safely within the parameters of your organization’s nonprofit status.
Advocacy Playbook in Action: Direct Communications with Legislators
Get tongue-tied when faced with an Elected Official? This webinar will help you craft your message and improve your skills of persuasion. Learn helpful tips and resources for speaking up about hunger in your community.
Advocacy Playbook in Action: Raising Awareness through Media
Want to raise awareness of hunger in your community but don’t have the resources to hire a communications firm? This webinar will help you learn how to get free media placements for your issues and events. Get expert tips for using social media and engaging your local media in the fight against hunger.
Advocacy Playbook in Action: Engaging Your Community
Often, getting community buy-in is the first step in developing an advocacy approach to ending hunger. This webinar will highlight activities that can help community members understand that hunger exists nearby and what they can do about it.
Advocacy Playbook: Youth Chapter Launch
Our first youth-focused webinar will walk participants through the newly-released youth chapter (sponsored by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation) in the Alliance to End Hunger’s Advocacy Playbook. Participants will gain an understanding of the ways a young person can lead and participate in anti-hunger advocacy activities and learn easy methods for doing so. This webinar will be co-led by the Alliance to End Hunger’s Youth Advisors, Louisa Schieffelin and Erin Leonard.
Youth Advocacy Action: Phase 1
Building upon the launch of the Youth Engagement Chapter of the Advocacy Playbook, this webinar will introduce youth to hunger in the United States and the basics of advocacy.
Hunger Is A Racial Equity Issue
This webinar includes a presentation by Cat Goughnour, Prosperity Now, illuminating the racial hunger gap and a panel discussion with Marlysa D. Gamblin, Bread for the World, Minerva Delgado, Alliance to End Hunger and Margot Nitschke, Emerson Hunger Fellow/Alliance to End Hunger.
Hunger & Race: Incorporating an Equity Lens into your Organization
Assessing racial equity within your organization is often the first step in including equity in your anti-hunger advocacy work. This webinar aims to provide some background information around the connections between hunger and race, resources to assess racial equity within your organization and a testimonial from an Alliance to End Hunger member organization that has had success with including an equity lens in their work. Presenters included Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Senior Fellow, Racial Wealth Divide at CFED; and Shannon Maynard, Executive Director at the Congressional Hunger Center.
Racial Equity Learning Group- Meeting 1
This informal discussion group is a venue for guidance and support in developing a racial equity focus in our organizations and through our collective work to end hunger. Alliance member organizations, hunger free community groups and partners are invited to participate.
Turning Your Volunteers into Anti-Hunger Champions
Volunteers are a great untapped resource for raising awareness and speaking up about hunger. Hear from organizations that are engaging their volunteers in new and different ways.
What HUNGER VOLUNTEER CONNECTION Can Do For You
This introduction to Hunger Volunteer Connection- a new resource for finding volunteers- showcases all of the ways HVC can help enhance your work with skills-based volunteers!
Hunger in the U.S. – Talking Points for the New Administration:
• Review of U.S. Hunger Data
• Overview of federal nutrition programs
• Advocacy priorities for new administration
International Hunger – Talking Points for the New Administration:
• Review of International Hunger Data
• Overview of food assistance and development programs
• Advocacy priorities for new administration
For comments or questions about the Advocacy Playbook, please contact Minerva Delgado, Director of Coalitions & Advocacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Advocacy Playbook
This tool was developed by the Alliance to End Hunger as part of a larger collaboration to ignite and catapult volunteering in the hunger space by creating a national call to action and providing training opportunities focused on strategic volunteer activities.
ConAgra Foods Foundation brought the Alliance to End Hunger together with five other national partners- Cities of Service, New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Points of Light, Taproot Foundation and VolunteerMatch- to create www.hungervolunteerconnection.org.
The Alliance to End Hunger will accomplish these goals by increasing participation in advocacy actions that will inform and engage elected officials to champion an end to hunger. This Advocacy Playbook and associated webinars and trainings are a part of that effort.
Make a difference in your community by participating in advocacy actions that will inform and engage elected officials in championing solutions to end hunger!
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