This workshop will be offered again in 2020. Please check back in the Spring or signup for our newsletter to receive future Intro Workshop dates.
This workshop is typically offered twice a year and is required for all new applicants to The Trust. Due to space limitations, only one person per agency may attend. Registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis until the workshop is full. Prior to registering for this workshop, please review The Trust’s eligibility criteria. If you do not meet the criteria, you do not need to attend this workshop. New development staff may also attend this workshop.
- Learn more about The Healing Trust’s culture and interests
- Learn how we evaluate grant applications
- Understand how to craft & submit a competitive grant proposal
Despite several attempts, Tennessee remained one of the few states without a Katie Beckett waiver, which provides Medicaid to children with serious medical conditions regardless of parental income. It seemed the political environment – including a Legislature and new Governor generally opposed to Medicaid expansion – continued to resist. However, the hard work of advocates propelled the issue into the spotlight and passing the Katie Beckett waiver became one of the more significant legislative victories this year.
So how did this happen? Join us for a debrief that will break down the work that led to the passing of the Katie Beckett waiver. Attendees will learn more about the media relations, grassroots organizing, political dynamics/timing, legislative relationships and how the collaborative functioned.
- Carol Westlake, Executive Director, Tennessee Disability Coalition
- Kinika Young, Director of Children’s Health, Tennessee Justice Center
- Sarah Scott, Grassroots Organizer
- Karen Carr, Office of Representative Matthew Hill
- Mary Nell Bryan, President, Children’s Hospital Alliance of Tennessee (Moderator)
The panel will discuss the campaign elements and provide tangible insights that can be applied to advocacy work. Attendees will have plenty of time for questions. The session will conclude with attendees workshopping how they will apply the information in their own work, and receive guidance and feedback from the panelists. This is a great opportunity for nonprofit and collaborative leaders working on systems/policy changes.
Date: August 14, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Location: Honey Alexander Center, 2400 Clifton Avenue Nashville, TN 37209
Registration is required.
This workshop is currently full. Please check back in the Spring or signup for our newsletter to receive future Advocacy Workshop dates. In the meantime, please contact Meredith Benton for questions about advocacy or the Advocacy Grants program.
This workshop is REQUIRED for organizations interested in applying for an Advocacy Grant. These grants are for agencies doing institutional systems change or public policy advocacy related increasing access to health services or preventing childhood trauma. Attendees at this workshop will learn the specifics of this grant application and receive tips and tools for crafting a successful proposal.