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California Women Lead: LEADership Academy

Friday May 5th 2017 at 8:00 am: LEADership Academy Information in Sacramento.
Address: California Endowment Sacramento Meeting Place
1414 K. Street, Suite 500
Sacramento, California 95814
United States

Price: $245 for a member, $325 for a nonmember

Sessions: Unconscious Bias and the State of Women Leader in California (Professional)
All politics are Local (Political)
How California women leaders are changing the rules (Personal)
California’s Budget Process (Policy)


Women’s Foundation of California

Description: Participants will attend a three-day experiential Institute on May 9 – 11, 2017 in Sacramento where they will learn the ins and outs of policy advocacy work, connect with other funders committed to effective policy-based grantmaking and meet with policymakers and policy advocates to hear how this work is being done on the ground. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend the Women’s Policy Institute Legislative Reception on May 9, 2017.

Trainings include
State Public Policy 101: How a Bill Becomes a Law
County Public Policy 101: Duties, Authorities, and Responsibilities of CA Counties
Policy Research, Briefs, and Advocacy
Lobbying Rules for Nonprofits and Foundations
The Impact of Politics on State and County Policy
Public Speaking and Persuasive Writing
Funding Policy Advocacy: Discussion with Fellow Philanthropists
Evaluating Public Policy Advocacy Funding


Many deadlines have passed for 2017, but keep an eye out for 2018 applications!

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