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Fairfield County’s Advocacy Day

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Held in partnership with Grace Farms Foundation. Nonprofit staff and board members are invited to join us for Fairfield County’s Advocacy Day to boost your advocacy skills and build your network with other nonprofit leaders!

Keynote Presentation:

  • Frances Kunreuther – Building Movement Project


  • Anka Badurina – Building One Community
  • Maddie Granato – CT Women’s Education and Legal Fund
  • Laura McCargar – Perrin Family Foundation
  • Val Ramos – Everyday Democracy

Breakout Sessions:

  • Workshop 1: The Nuts & Bolts of Lobbying! – Liz Brown, E.C. Brown Consulting
  • Workshop 2: Effective Storytelling With Data – Jake Kara, CT Mirror
  • Workshop 3: Building A Bigger Tent: Exploring and Securing New Partnerships – Krishna Patel, Grace Farms Foundation
  • Workshop 4: Power, Purpose, and Influence: Essential Ingredients for an Effective Advocacy Campaign  – Jeff Shaw, CT Community Nonprofit Alliance

This conference costs $35 and includes breakfast. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of attending the conference. Attendees are invited to extend their stay for lunch and networking in the Commons for an additional $15 – limited seating available. Click here to register.


RJ Mercede


Grace Farms
365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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