Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop DC 2018 - Washington, DC
Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop DC 2018 - Washington, DC Agenda 8am to 11:50 am Advocacy 101 is a course that gives an overview of policymaking at the state legislative and municipal levels of government. The course illustrates basic forms of advocacy as well how to effectively communicate with elected officials and policy makers. The companion course Fundraising for Advocates gives instruction on essential fundraising skills needed for advocates. Fundraising for Advocates is a companion course to our Advocacy 101 course. This course gives instruction on fundraising for advocacy organizations, issue campaigns and non-profit service organizations. The course curriculum covers fundraising best practices, donor identification and cultivation, grant research, and grant writing. Political Organizing 12pm Lunch & Networking 1pm to 5pm Exploring Careers in Politics explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector. Campaign Strategy 101 teaches one how to think "politically" and navigate the political landscape whether running for office, planning for a career in politics or working in advocacy. This course curriculum covers creating and implementing effective political strategies for candidate and issue campaigns at all levels. Campaign Finance 101 is a course for candidates and fundraising staff covers creating a campaign finance plan, setting fundraising goals, donor identification/cultivation/solicitation, campaign finance regulations and hiring fundraising staff. Instructors: Ashley Scott began her journey in politics with the Louisiana Governor’s office just two weeks before Hurricane Katrina made landfall. She was then catapulted into the tremendous recovery efforts of not just a city, but of a state that would be underwater for years to come. Ashley transitioned into working for the Louisiana State Legislature which provided an opportunity to work with constituents on the grassroots level and create legislation for the communities struggling to survive the aftermath of the storm. This experience motivated her to become involved in the 2008 presidential election and run for a delegate seat to the Democratic National Convention, making history as the youngest Louisiana delegate to win a seat. Ashley later worked for former Congressman Donald Cazayoux and former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. She specialized in the Congressional budget and appropriations process securing billions of federal dollars for education, healthcare, housing, infrastructure, community programs and more. Her expertise led to effectively assisting city and local governments with the necessary tools to navigate federal programs. Currently, Ashley serves as a senior manager and strategist for ByteCubed, a high impact firm specializing in next-generation software and helping government agencies and businesses leverage technology to meet their business and policy goals. She manages congressional affairs for the firm's largest client, the Department of Defense, business development and leads cross-functional teams for projects like President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative. Ashley earned her master’s degree from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy at Southern University and A&M College. She is a political junky and loves teaching and empowering the next generation of female leaders through the Girls In Politics Initiative and Political Institute for Women. The registration fee is non-refundable unless the organizer cancels the event. For additional information or questions contact the Political Institute for Women at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.660.1457 ext 1.