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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Advocacy Webinar Recorded; Listen Free!

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, Stephen Abram was giving a free webinar on advocacy. I listened in live today, and it was pretty good stuff. Unless you're an advocacy expert, there was something there for you.

The hour-long session was recorded and posted immediately, and you can access it here. Also, Abram wrote a related piece on his blog this afternoon where he posted the slides, added some thoughts, and answered the questions that listeners sent in during the show.  

A few of my own notes:
* Remember to respect the people we need to influence -- politicians, funders, people in charge. Bad-mouthing them and their policies doesn't do any good and builds animosity. And talking down to them doesn't help them to hear or to respect us.

* Advocacy is not a one-time event; it's a long-term strategy.

* You need to be doing advocacy work before you need the advocates!

Thanks to Gale Cengage Learning and the SirsiDynix Institute for presenting this valuable information for free. Check out the presentation for yourself and enjoy the slides! 

1 comment:

Delaina Miller said...


Thank you Kathy for the links. Thank you Stephen Abram for the webinar.

I am excited to listen and learn.