Through the last few years I have been working and volunteering in a range of programs focused on the intersection of direct service and public policy. This was also the emphasis of my Masters in Nonprofit Leadership practicum and final project. Here you will find materials I have developed over that time to facilitate workshops and trainings for organizations and community leaders. The materials to follow are open source and available to use as is or to be edited as needed.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to build a training or workshop specifically for your organization or program.

Managing and Working with Volunteers – Candidate Training

This presentation was used at a Candidate Training for women of color by women of color, organized by the National Women’s Political Caucus .  As a volunteer, I put together this presentation to share with candidates the basic tips and guidelines for how to effectively use volunteers in their campaign.

Ways to use the document:
Please feel free to use the content in this powerpoint to create your own guide for using volunteers in candidate campaigns. There are also additional notes for each slide to help guide the conversation.

Working with City Council to Initiate Change

This handout was produced for a workshop with Allyship .  This workshop session was dedicated to understanding how legislation and policy decisions move through the City of Seattle’s City Council process.

Ways to use the document:
This is a high level document that targets those with minimal knowledge of City governance and processes. It is best used when you bring a specific policy change in mind to use as an example.
Some information is dated and will not be the same after 2018 due to potential changes in committee structure. That portion of the document should be checked before use.

Advocacy and Civic Engagement Targeting Local Government

This presentation was used at Housing Development Consortium training for their member organizations. I was asked to come and present because of my previous experience as a non-profit professional advocating to local governments and because of my new experience as a legislative aide.

Ways to use the document:
This presentation asks the attendees to identify their general strengths and then provides examples of different strategies they could employ to amplify their advocacy within their current capacity or by leveraging their current strategies for general communication and engagement.