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When nonprofit organizations advocate effectively, they can move mountains for the youth and families they serve.  

Effective advocacy can raise an organization’s profile in the community as well as make an impact on legislation. It can help solve problems, remove barriers, prevent loss of funding, and make nonprofits the go-to resource for information about how new rules or laws will affect the people they serve.  

Some nonprofits have the false impression that they cannot engage in advocacy or that they lack the capacity to advocate effectively. This presentation will help you better understand advocacy for nonprofits and learn skills and strategies you can use to engage your board, volunteers and donors. You will: 

  • understand why and how to advocate to advance your mission, increase funding, and solve problems for your organization and youth you serve; 
  • learn the difference between advocacy and lobbying and when to use each; and 
  • take away practical strategies you and your organization can use to influence policy makers and multiply your impact 

When nonprofits with shared visions for youth and families collaborate in their advocacy efforts, their effectiveness multiplies. Join us to learn more about the new Alliance for Human Services of Northeast Indiana, which was created to give nonprofits a more powerful voice at the tables where important decisions are made at the local, state and national levels.  


  • John Peirce, MBA

    Advocacy, Public Policy and Collective Impact Consultant – Peirce Consulting LLC

    John Peirce will facilitate a panel discussion including local leaders who will share about their experiences with nonprofit advocacy. 

    John is advocacy consultant for United Way of Allen County, a member of the Indiana United Ways Public Policy Committee, and executive administrator for the Alliance of Human Services. Some of John’s advocacy successes include creating and expanding state-funded pre-K and state funding for 2-1-1.