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DE Nonprofit Advocacy Day
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Delaware Nonprofit Advocacy Day June 8, 2017

Thank you for registering to be part of Delaware Nonprofit Advocacy Day. This is our chance as nonprofits to demonstrate our collective impact to legislators and government officials and advocate for the nonprofit sector, your organization, and the people you serve.  DANA’s program starts promptly at 11 am on the East Steps of Legislative Hall and ends with a presentation on Advocacy Strategies.  This is your day to promote the community’s need and how your organization supports that need.   Below is information to assist you in your plans.

Location: Legislative Hall
410 Legislative Ave. Dover, DE 19901

Parking is located at the Delaware Federal Credit Union and Delaware Public Archives lots. Additional parking is located in the Dover Municipal Parking Lot, located on Water Street between State Street and Governor’s Avenue. There is also a parking lot located on the corner of William Penn and Water Street. Make sure not to park in Permit Only or 1 Hour Parking spaces. (Parking Map)

What to Expect:

The Rally on the East Steps of Legislative Hall will begin promptly at 11AM.

Announcements will be made at the Rally for any changes for the day.

  • Following the Rally, those registered may grab a boxed lunch from Modern Maturity, who will be parked by the East Steps.  The room in the Tatnall Building seats around 50 people.  We ask those who are not planning to stay for the advocacy presentations to consider eating lunch at a different location (outside or there is a cafeteria in the basement of Leg Hall). Restrooms are located in Legislative Hall and the Tatnall Building.
  • Presentations on Effective Advocacy Strategy begin at 12:00 PM in the Tatnall Building, a second session will begin at 12:30PM. If the group is too large we will hold the session on the East Steps of Legislative Hall at noon.
  • At 1pm you have an opportunity to meet with legislators. (Schedule meetings in advance). Remember to bring your photo ID to get through security at Legislative Hall.


11-11:30AM Rally, East Steps Legislative Hall – rain or shine.

Introduction by Sheila Bravo, CEO DANA

Proclamation of Nonprofit Day by Governor Carney and Lt. Governor Hall-Long

Presentation of Concurrent Resolution by Representative Longhurst and Senator Townsend

11:30AM-12:00PM Lunch/Networking for Advocacy:  Boxed lunches will be available for pick up from Modern Maturity by the East Steps of Legislative Hall.

12:00-12:30, 12:30-1PM Presentations on Effective Advocacy Strategies. Gain insights from different aspects of our political and governmental systems.

  • Alex Eldreth, Autism Delaware
  • Laura Adarve, Latin American Community Center
  • Erik Raser-Schramm, Managing Partner Twelve Seven Group
  • Joseph Cozza, Legislative Assistant to Senator McDowell, and Nicholas Brock

Legislative Assistant to Senator Rose-Henry.

1PM-Rest of Day-Meet with Legislators-Scheduled prior to June 8 by individual organizations.

Preparation for June 8:

  • Consider inviting board members, volunteers, and if appropriate clients to attend with you.
  • Schedule meetings with legislators in advance.
  • DANA will provide handout material on the nonprofit sector for your organization to use.
  • Bring information on your organization specifically on the impact you make in the community.
  • Know the legislators who represent the location of your organization and clients you serve.

For questions about the day, how to schedule meetings, contact Diane Delaney [email protected]

There will be a larger than expected group for the Rally, Luncheon, and Advocacy Sessions. Please leave ample time to find parking and to gather at the East Steps of Legislative Hall by 11AM. We appreciate everyone’s understanding, flexibility, and efforts to make the day run as smoothly as possible. Thank you for making this an effective day of advocacy for the nonprofit sector and your organization.