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The ABCs of Budget Advocacy

How can nonprofit organizations gain more resources for the issues that are important to neighborhoods? Attend NNC's October forum program and learn from DC-based examples of community involvement in the city budget process.


National Neighborhood Coalition Forum Series

October 28, 2005

2:00-4:00 PM

Public Welfare Foundation, 1200 U Street, NW (Metro Station: U Street)

Speakers include Aretha Ferrell-Brown, Director of Neighborhood Action and Community Empowerment, Executive Office of the Mayor; Angela Jones, Executive Director of DC Action for Children; Ed Lazere, Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute; and Martina Gillis, Fair Budget Coalition.


NNC’s October forum will focus on a strategy that strengthens civic participation and influences development policies -- community participation in the city budget. This method of civic participation is effective because the budget identifies the city’s vision and priorities and the resources available to address those priorities. Community participation in the budget process is key in order to ensure government accountability for investment in city schools, neighborhood infrastructure, employment programs and affordable housing.


The forum will review key budget issues, how city budget processes work and ways for organizations to gain access to the process. What language do organizations and individuals need to be familiar with in order to promote their issues and participate in the budgetary process? What are key timelines? How does an organization make their voice heard? How can nonprofits and the people they serve make an impact on policy makers?


Join us for this important discussion on Friday, October 28 at 2:00 PM at the Public Welfare Foundation, 1200 U Street, NW.


To RSVP for this event, please email Leah Kalinosky at leah@neighborhoodcoalition.org.


The Forum Program will be followed by a 30 minute networking session.

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