This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
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Friday, November 2 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Advocacy Meets Funding and Finance: Managing Program Finances and Fund Development to Support Strong and Broad Advocacy [RJ]

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The residents of a toxic building need a lawyer to face up against the big landlord; or the city council needs to hear how a proposed ordinance would impact low-income residents of color. But does your program have the right resources to support this work? The workshop features experienced program leaders who will help you think about how to develop the resources that will support strong impact advocacy, through smart fundraising, sound financial management, well-constructed cash reserves, and acquisition of less-restricted funds to ensure that your program can do the work your clients need.

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Colleen Cotter

Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Colleen Cotter has been the Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland since 2005. Cleveland Legal Aid provides civil legal assistance to 8,000 clients each year, focusing on safety and health, education and economic stability, shelter, and
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Steven Eppler-Epstein

Steve Eppler-Epstein, Non-profit Consulting
Steve Eppler-Epstein is a justice advocate and nonprofit consultant from Connecticut. His consulting focuses on advocacy organizations that benefit from strategic analysis/planning; executive coaching and supports; executive search; project design/development; and organizational and... Read More →
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César Torres

Executive Director, Northwest Justice Project
César Torres has been the executive director of the Northwest Justice Project, a statewide, publicly funded legal aid program serving low-income communities throughout Washington State, since 2006.   Previously, he served as deputy director of Essex Newark Legal Services in... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
West Alabama Westin Galleria, 3rd Level