Strengthen your nonprofit’s capacity to engage in public policy
The Nonprofits Driving Public Policy series was a five-part webinar series to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits to actively participate in the development of public policy to influence positive change for communities. The series was co-presented with Maytree, with Community Foundations of Canada as our learning partner. The series featured five skills- and knowledge-focused webinars to strengthen public policy strategy, sharpen communications, create networks and allies, and build the confidence of nonprofits to engage in the public policy process – from frontline staff to executives and leadership volunteers.
Collaborating for change in today's policy environment
Sharpening your message for maximum impact
Engaging the community to shape your organization’s priorities and decisions
What is public policy and does your nonprofit need a strategy
Seizing the electoral moment - Why it matters to all nonprofits
The five webinars in the series
- Seizing the electoral moment: why it matters to all nonprofits | January 17
- What is public policy and does your nonprofit need a strategy? | March 7
- Engaging the community to shape your organization’s priorities and decisions | April 18
- Sharpening your message for maximum impact | June 20
- Collaborating for change in today’s political environment | July 12
How the series can strengthen Ontario’s nonprofit sector
Nonprofits play an important role in creating effective public policy, changing broken systems and amplifying the diverse voices of the people and communities they serve. Many of the issues and opportunities for the people and communities we serve cross subsectors and geography. This is a chance to harness that knowledge, momentum and energy to create and influence public policy that reflects the real needs of people and places.
ONN is working to strengthen the capacity of Ontario’s 55,000 nonprofits to be engaged in the public policy process.
ONN advocates for public policy that enables nonprofits to better serve their missions and communities through our people, our financing and our regulatory environment. With a reach of over 20,000 across its network, ONN is partnering with Maytree and its Policy School and CivicsXchange programs in Toronto to connect nonprofits to experts and resources for more effective public policy. Our aim is to provide accessible, action-oriented resources to strengthen the sector’s role in creating, influencing and implementing better public policy for thriving communities.