Wednesday, August 13, 2008

FYI: FREE Advocacy Workshops

The Disability Advocacy Support Hub (a project of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania) will be sponsoring the following FREE Advocacy Workshops to help advocates improve their skills:

Fundraising 101 (10am – 12pm)
A plain English overview of fundraising for disability advocacy groups/organization s, including annual giving, special events, grants - both foundation and government, major gifts and planned giving.

Lunch Available (12 pm – 1pm)
Lunch will be made available and is a great time to network with your peers and other advocates.

Strategic Planning (1pm – 3pm)
Understand the importance of having a clear mission and vision for your organization. Learn how to prepare an action plan with overarching goals and measureable objectives, as well as an effective strategy with target dates.

Worshops will be held in the following locations:

Erie -Voices for Independence on September 15, 2008
St. Mary’s - Community Education Council on September 16, 2008
Pittsburgh - Three Rivers Center for Independent Living Services on September 22, 2008
Scranton - Northeast PA CIL, IBEW Building on October 6, 2008
Harrisburg - Disability Rights Network on October 20, 2008
Philadelphia - Vision for Equality, The Cast Iron Building on October 27, 2008

To enroll or for more information, contact DASH – Call toll free at 866-915-3274 (877-375-7139 tty) OR send an email to

Please note that seating is limited and reservations are required.

No charge for workshops, materials or lunch.

Special assistance such as interpreters is available if requested three weeks before actual training date.

Workshop material is available in alternate format such as large print, disk or Braille if requested by September 1, 2008.

The Disability Advocacy Support Hub is funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.

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