The Power of Advocacy: Move Your Library Forward

Marigold, Peace and Northern Lights Library Systems in collaboration with Northern Lakes College created an advocacy course with a public library focus. Library staff and board members are provided with tools, practice and group learning so that they can realize persuasive advocacy results in their communities. 

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Course Description

Are you part of a non-profit organization constantly challenged to do more with less funding, less staff, and less time? Do you find it increasingly important for your organization’s staff, board members, and other stakeholders to show your community the value of your organization? If you answered yes, this course is for you.

Advocacy is an increasingly important focus of a non-profit organization’s activities. Everyone has a role to play in advocacy. Yet, many are nervous about taking on this challenge, as they fear they lack the necessary skills.

This course gives you the opportunity to collaborate with others sharing similar advocacy interests. You will start the class by sharing your reasons for being involved in advocacy and discussing your advocacy experiences. You will then work through a series of activities designed to help you build an advocacy plan based on your specific project goal. Through online discussions and other activities, you will have the chance to get feedback on this plan. At the end of the course, you have a chance to practice a short advocacy presentation targeting a specific stakeholder. You will also leave with a toolbox of strategies to use when developing future advocacy projects.

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