Getting your voice heard and achieving results                        Camelia Bulat, Executive Director,             Regio...
Questions To AnswerHow is policy made and how do we advocate for or against a policy?What are the steps to develop an ad...
Advocacy means:Changing policies or programs of any institutionPutting issues on the public agendaProviding solutions f...
Advocacy is about CHANGEWhat needs to be changed?Who can make changes?How much change should be made?When should chang...
The ADVOCACY Process: Develop the issue (your position, what is that you want) Educate & mobilize your network Analyze ...
How could women associationsbetter represent women issues?Advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs (representation)Wo...
Why Build Coalitions?A refined way of dialogueA common/united voiceLarger representation/ (grassroots support)Greater ...
How to Build a Coalition Formal coalitions v. informal coalitions Long term (common vision) v. short  term (common objec...
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  • The facilitator will invite the groups to think about their issue and decide if they need to build a coalition; the groups will then discuss and decide what with whom, what sort of a coalition, how to share responsibilities, etc.
  • Engaging business women in advocacy process

    1. 1. Getting your voice heard and achieving results Camelia Bulat, Executive Director, Regional Center for Organization Management 1
    2. 2. Questions To AnswerHow is policy made and how do we advocate for or against a policy?What are the steps to develop an advocacy program?What is a coalition and how do we create one?How do we communicate our message and follow up on the actions of our legislators? 2
    3. 3. Advocacy means:Changing policies or programs of any institutionPutting issues on the public agendaProviding solutions for issues of public interestBuilding public support for issues and solutionsMaking the case for or against a public position or policy 3
    4. 4. Advocacy is about CHANGEWhat needs to be changed?Who can make changes?How much change should be made?When should changes be made?How can the case for change be made?How will the changes be implemented? 4
    5. 5. The ADVOCACY Process: Develop the issue (your position, what is that you want) Educate & mobilize your network Analyze stakeholders Build like-minded coalitions Target decision makers Select proper communication tools Coordination of grassroots advocacy campaigns (build public support) Direct advocacy Track debate on policy (the issue) Follow-up 5
    6. 6. How could women associationsbetter represent women issues?Advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs (representation)Working in cooperation (alliances, coalitions, etc.) with women business associationsMoving from Representation to InvolvementTraining, training, training: Training in advocacy process; Branding, negotiation, coalition building, communication Etc. 6
    7. 7. Why Build Coalitions?A refined way of dialogueA common/united voiceLarger representation/ (grassroots support)Greater visibilityMore resources (information, people, finance, etc.) 7
    8. 8. How to Build a Coalition Formal coalitions v. informal coalitions Long term (common vision) v. short term (common objective) Creating a coalition means more than signing a letter Sharing responsibilities and resources Joint commitment to the goal Acting together = increased power 8
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