Meeting Archive:
Effectively Engaging Candidates at Your Nonprofit


Meeting Description:
Elections offer numerous opportunities to interact with candidates for elected office. As a 501(c)(3) organization, you cannot endorse or oppose candidates for public office. However, you can still use campaigns to get your issues in front of the candidates, build relationships with future elected officials, share your policy ideas, and influence future debates and decisions. 
 
Join us on August 14th as we review the different ways that nonprofits can engage with candidates: hosting candidate forums, inviting candidates to events, conducting questionnaires, and sharing policy ideas and research. We will have Sarah Reddinger from Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland sharing lessons from working with candidates and answering your questions.
 
This webinar will be recorded and sent to everyone who registers.
 
Details
Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Caitlin Donnelly
 Presenter Information
Ronnie Pawelko
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Ronnie Pawelko is Elections Counsel for Alliance for Justice where she works with
nonprofits to help them understand the rules that govern advocacy, lobbying and electoral
activities. Previously, Ronnie was General Counsel at Family Planning Advocates of
New York State where she focused on reproductive health care policy. Prior to that, she
was the Health and Human Services Team Counsel for the New York State Senate and
was the staff attorney for the MergerWatch Project.

Sarah Reddinger
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Sarah is the Director of Program Services with Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, serving Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. In her role, she oversees project management, family services, community development, strategic partnerships, government contracts and advocacy. Sarah is also a Global Village Team Leader and takes volunteers overseas to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.