Don’t miss out! Upcoming events on storytelling, housing advocacy, nonprofit lobbying

Today we are pleased to promote several upcoming events on storytelling, housing advocacy, and nonprofit lobbying:
  • August 29: Affordable Housing Now! The Veterans and Affordable Housing Act
  • September 13: Wait, Whose Movement is This?
  • September 18: How Nonprofits Can Legally Advocate
  • September 27: Bay Area Housing Affordability Advocacy Forum


Housing Webinar Watch Party
Affordable Housing Now! The Veterans and Affordable Housing Act
This November, California voters will have the opportunity to approve the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act (Proposition 1) which will provide $4 billion to build homes for our veterans, struggling families, people experiencing homelessness and people with disabilities.


On August 29, Rise Together and Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) are presenting a webinar on how you and your organization can make a difference this November in making our state a more affordable place to live.
Ensuring Opportunity Campaign and Richmond Community Foundation are hosting a webinar watch party and discussion. Following the webinar we will discuss what we can do in Contra Costa.
Wednesday, August 29
9:45 AM (webinar starts at 10:00 AM)
Richmond Community Foundation
1014 Florida Ave, Suite 200, Richmond
Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
If you are not available to join us at RCF for the webinar viewing, you can also watch the webinar on your own.

Story Telling

Storytellling FESPJoin us for a special workshop on storytelling: “Wait, Whose Movement is This?” Through our narratives as an organization, the broader public learns what is being faced by the community we serve. Through narratives and storytelling, we form the basis for creating solutions. Creating the right solution comes from reading and understanding the right narrative.

Join communications consultant Aliya Semper Ewig for a discussion-based workshop that teaches you how to rethink your process in storytelling, moving us even closer into community justice and sustainable well-being. Ensuring Opportunity is pleased to offer this workshop in partnership with the Family Economic Security Partnership, the Human Services Alliance and Rise Together Bay Area.

Thursday, September 13
9:00 AM or 1:00 PM
First 5 Contra Costa
1485 Civic Ct, Concord

Register for storytelling workshop

The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. The 2-hour workshop is being offered at 9:00 AM and again at 1:00 PM.

Nonprofit Lobbying

How Nonprofits Can Legally Advocate

Mikrofon in einem Konferenzraum

You are invited to a training by Alliance for Justice for Contra Costa community leaders and organizations hosted by The San Francisco Foundation, in collaboration with: Family Economic Security Partnership, First 5 Contra Costa, Ensuring Opportunity, Lift Up Contra Costa, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy, the Racial Justice Coalition and the Budget Justice Coalition.

Tuesday, September 18
2:00 – 5:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
1935 Colfax Street, Concord

Register for Alliance for Justice Training

Participants will learn how nonprofits can legally advocate for public policy and community change at every level of government AND what nonprofits need to know in California to get involved in a ballot measure campaign.

Housing Advocacy

As the urgency for housing advocacy heats up, many individuals and organizations across the region are trying to get involved and lend a collective voice for change, Bay Area Affordability Advocacy forumbut often find the field too complex and mystifying to truly make a difference. Hosted by Rise Together, the Housing Affordability Advocacy Forum will bring together our region’s most active and effective affordable housing advocates to help demystify housing advocacy for the rest of us, and plug us in to effective advocacy opportunities.

Join us to learn about local and regional initiatives that are making progress on affordable housing, and upcoming advocacy opportunities that can leverage big change.

Register for advocacy forum


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