Forum Webinar (Online Training Course): Advocacy in Focus

By Forum Online posted 08-10-2020 12:05


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Whether making a specific policy ask or maintaining sustained support, community revitalization professionals and historic preservationists need to develop and hone advocacy skills. View recordings of this online course offered in July/August 2020 through the 
Main Street America Institute and presented by the  Preservation Leadership Forum for an in-depth overview of five key advocacy areas. This 5-part series features expert speakers and practitioners from across the community revitalization and preservation fields.

You can watch the videos of all five training sessions below, via the Forum Webinar Library or on YouTube

Credit: Architect of the Capitol

This online course was created in part to equip Main Street directors and staff to advocate for the Main Street Revitalization and Recovery Program. Main Street’s businesses are facing a crisis like no other, and they need the support offered by local Main Street programs now more than ever. That’s why Main Street America is advocating to Congress for $100M to be included in an upcoming stimulus to sustain and expand the essential work of Main Street leaders in every corner of the country. Learn how you can become more involved in the efforts of Main Street America here

Additional Resources from the Advocacy Toolkit:

Originally developed for the Advocacy Training Manual Produced by the Center for State and Local Policy these five sections were updated in July 2020.

  • Communicating with Elected Officials
  • Working with a n Advocacy Coalition
  • Developing a Grassroots Network
  • Growing a Grassroots Network
  • Media Communication for Advocacy Campaign
  • Lobbying and Political Action


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