CEDAM Administrative Site

Advocacy Training & Legislative Day

  • October 15, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mackinac Room in the House Office Building in Lansing


Join Michigan Nonprofit Association, Habitat for Humanity Michigan, CEDAM and MEDA for a day of learning how to successfully and effectively advocate for your issues. We know the importance of getting involved and advocating for issues that impact our mission, community and, most importantly, the people we serve. However, many of us don't know the ins and outs of basic advocacy and education -- especially when it comes to Michigan's legislature. Join us to learn how to enhance your advocacy efforts while networking with policymakers and their staff in Lansing.


9:00 – 10:00 – Capitol tour (optional)

10:00 – 10:10  Welcome – Donna Murray-Brown, President & CEO, Michigan Nonprofit Assn.

10:10 – 10:30 Keynote -  “The Importance of Standing for your Mission” -  Gilda Jacobs, President & CEO, Michigan League for Public Policy

10:30 – 11:15 Panel Discussion – “The Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Policymakers; Hot topics, and the Political Reality of the Current Environment in Michigan”

Moderator:  Kyle Caldwell, Executive Director, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University

Panelists:  Dick Posthumus, Senior Advisor to Governor Rick Snyder; State Rep Vanessa Guerra; former State Senator Mark Jansen; former State Rep. Rashida Tlaib

11:15 – 11:45 – Jeff Guilfoyle, Vice President, Public Sector Consultants - Key messages and fact sheets

11:30 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 – Visits with legislators

Lunch and an optional tour are included in the price.

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