Collaborating for change in today’s political environment

  • 12 Jul 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar
  • 121

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Collaborating for change in today’s political environment

Public policy doesn't happen in a bubble. Change is often spurred by an alignment among policy makers, influencers, grassroots groups and thought-leaders that together shape priorities that translate to action. This session explores how non-profit leaders and organizations can successfully build relationships and alliances that can help move your public policy goals forward.

This session will focus on:

  • How to build relationships with those in power
  • What you should consider when framing issues
  • Strategies for working with those outside your usual circle
  • Building coalitions with likely and unlikely allies

Speaker: Pedro Barata, United Way Greater Toronto

Pedro Barata is United Way Greater Toronto’s Senior Vice President, Community Impact & Strategy. Pedro works with United Way teams and community partners to develop and implement strategies that can drive impact and change. Pedro provides strategic leadership at United Way in the areas of community investment and partnerships, communications, policy and public affairs, research and evaluation, as well as cross-organizational strategy. Pedro’s work and extensive volunteer activities in the non-profit sector span two decades, focused on public policy, community organizing and communications.

Speaker:  John Capobianco, Fleishman-Hillard

John Capobianco is a senior vice president and senior partner and national practice lead for public affairs in Fleishman-Hillard’s Toronto office. With over 22 years of grassroots political experience at all three levels of government, Mr. Capobianco offers a strong, seasoned and influential voice in public affairs. This experience has enabled him to build an extensive political network, which he can leverage to the benefit of organizations looking to engage with senior government officials.

The webinar series

Nonprofits Driving Public Policy is a five-part webinar series, co-presented by ONN and Maytree, to build the capacity of nonprofit staff and volunteers to:

  • Strengthen your organization’s public policy strategy
  • Deepen community engagement
  • Collaborate on key issues
  • Sharpen communications for maximum impact
  • Build momentum and movements before, during and after elections

The five webinars in the series:

  • Seizing the electoral moment: why it matters to all nonprofits 
  • What is public policy and does your nonprofit need a strategy? 
  • Engaging the community to shape your organization’s priorities and decisions 
  • So you’ve got 30 minutes with the Minister. Now what? 
  • Collaborating for change in today’s political environment

Series Co-Presented with Maytree

We've partnered with Maytree and its Policy School and CivicsXchange programs in Toronto to connect nonprofits to experts and resources for more effective public policy. Our aim is to provide accessible, action-oriented resources to strengthen the sector’s role in creating, influencing and implementing better public policy for thriving communities.

Special thanks to our Learning Partner, Community Foundations of Canada

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