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Live Webinar: Party Planks and Platforms: Why National Conventions Matter to Nonprofits

In a typical general election cycle, national party platforms would be in their final drafting stage. Instead, current events, including COVID-19 and recent protests of longstanding racial inequities, have altered this process and thrown that playbook in the air. Given this new reality, how are nonprofit advocates reframing their issues and retooling their tactics? Our panel of experts will discuss the issues that could dominate between now and November 3rd and what nonprofit leaders can do to access candidates and aggressively look for opportunities to highlight and insert their priorities into campaign agendas.
 

Moderators:
Sue Santa, Election Series Co-Developer & Part-time Lecturer, M.S. Nonprofit Management, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University | Vice President Public Policy & Advocacy at Girl Scouts of the USA


Sandra Swirski, Election Series Co-Developer, M.S. Nonprofit Management, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University | Partner & Co-founder, Urban Swirski & Associates
 

Guest Speakers:

Dan Cardinali, President and CEO, Independent Sector

Gloria Johnson-Cusack, Adjunct Lecturer, M.S. Nonprofit Management, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University | Chairman, Board of Trustees, Firelight Foundation

Susan Milligan, Senior Politics Writer, U.S. News & World Report