Learn the groundwork that is needed for successful advocacy and campaigns.
What does running an issue-based campaign mean? How do you do it successfully? What is your goal or theory of change? Who has the resources to make the change? Who are your targets and why? How do you build, mobilize and train a team?
Learn from three experienced WNY advocates--Jessica Bauer Walker, Executive Director, Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Deputy Director pf PPG, and India Walton, Lead Organizer, Open Buffalo--on best practices of campaign strategy and how to set objectives. They will share about understanding your target audience, government officials, and other leaders; how to develop a media and outreach plan; and how to develop budgets and time-frames. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buffalo Commons is launching three series of educational programs that share knowledge for the public good on topics ranging from civic engagement and local policy to best practices in community-based research. Each series has a unique goal, topic, and audience.
Civic Engagement Workshops: A series identifying and understanding what role individuals, organizations, and institutions can play in shaping policies and practices and making positive changes in our communities.
Learning Labs: A series exploring community and researcher partnerships for progress in real civic issues through our core issue areas.
Scholar-Activist Forums: A series developing a network between and amongst partners, researchers, and scholars by spotlighting diverse, innovative voices who are building more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant communities.
Find more information on the Buffalo Commons Engagement page.