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Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop Austin 2017 - Austin, TX

Political Institute for Women
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Sep 16 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop Austin 2017 - Austin, TX

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8am to 11:50 am

Advocacy 101is course that gives an overview of policymaking at the state legislative and municipal levels of government. The course illustrates basic forms of advocacy as well how to effectively communicate with elected officials and policy makers. The companion courseFundraising for Advocatesgives instruction on essential fundraising skills needed for advocates.

Fundraising for Advocatesis a companion course to our Advocacy 101 course. This course gives instruction on fundraising for advocacy organizations, issue campaigns and non-profit service organizations. The course curriculum covers fundraising best practices, donor identification and cultivation, grant research, and grant writing.

Political Organizing Best Practices

12pm Lunch & Networking

1pm to 5pm

Exploring Careers in Politicsexplores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector.

Campaign Strategy 101teaches one how to think "politically" and navigate the political landscape whether running for office, planning for a career in politics or working in advocacy.This course curriculum covers creating and implementing effective political strategies for candidate and issue campaigns at all levels.

Campaign Finance 101is a coursefor candidatesand fundraising staff covers creating a campaign finance plan, setting fundraising goals, donor identification/cultivation/solicitation,campaign finance regulations andhiring fundraising staff.

Instructor:Keenan Austin is currently the Washington Chief of Staff to CongressmanA. Donald McEachin from Virginia's 4th congressional district. Most recently, Keenan served as the Statewide Political Director in the largest political background state in the country, Florida, for the Hillary for America campaign. In this role,she managed all federal, state, and local elected relationships within state on behalf of the campaign and also managed the organization's largest political staff. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff to DC Councilmember David Grosso. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, managing a portfolio including political outreach, stakeholder engagement, constituent services, and legislation. Recognized for her leadership on progressive issues, Keenan is an alum of the New Leaders Council and the Stennis Emerging Congressional Leaders fellowship. In 2010, she managed the Congresswoman Wilson's first election to Congress, overseeing fundraising, scheduling, outreach, voter contact and mobilization, press, budget, and staff. A proud Rattler, Keenan received her Bachelor's degree and MBA from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

For your daughters, our Girls in Politics Initiative is hosting Camp Congress for Girls Austin 2017 on the same day and in the same location.

Enroll in Camp Congress for Girls Austin 2017 at https://ccfgaustin2017.eventbrite.com/SPAN>

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