Impact Arizona

Advocacy Institute

Attend the Advocacy Institute and learn the nuts and bolts of advocacy and law-making in Arizona.

Through panel presentations and issue-specific breakout sessions (see below), nonprofit organizations, community groups and individuals will learn about the mechanics of the legislature, who’s who at the Capitol and what to expect in the 2019 Arizona Legislative Session. Advocacy strategies, message framing and delivery, influencing Arizona power-brokers and how and when to collaborate for maximum impact are just some of the topics explored during this intensive, full day institute to help you get your voice heard by the Arizona legislature!

The advocacy institute will close with a networking reception.

Free |  Open to the Public  |  Lunch Provided
Nonprofit and community groups are especially encouraged to attend!


Keynote Speaker:

Luige del PuertoLuige del Puerto
Associate publisher and editor
Arizona News Service 

An award-winning journalist, Luige del Puerto covers state politics and oversees the newsroom of the Arizona Capitol Times. He also manages the business units of Arizona News Service. In addition, del Puerto edits the Yellow Sheet Report and the Legislative Report, Arizona’s premier political tipsheets. He is a native of the Philippines and previously worked in Manila for the nation’s largest daily newspaper, The Philippine Daily Inquirer. At the Inquirer, he covered crime, labor, elections and national security. He was also part of the paper’s special projects team and covered several coup d’état attempts in his home country before moving to the United States in 2006. Del Puerto graduated with honors from the school of journalism at the University of Philippines. He joined the Arizona Capitol Times shortly after moving to Arizona. He has won numerous local and national awards in the U.S. for his reporting about politics, including earning first place for politics and government reporting in the Arizona Press Club’s annual contest.


Breakout Sessions:  Participants will attend two breakout sessions. Below is the list of issue-specific and skill-based sessions. Please identify your preferences on your registration form.
     - Arts
     - Board members and advocacy
     - Child welfare
     - Education
     - Environment and Natural Resources
     - Framing your message
     - Healthcare/Disabilities/Mental health
     - Human Trafficking and domestic assault
     - Immigration
     - Law enforcement/criminal justice
     - Legalities of nonprofit advocacy
     - LGBTQ
     - Mechanics of the legislature
     - Poverty and homelessness
     - Women's health

Registration Information:

  • Complete a registration for each person attending. 
    (The same email and contact can be used for multiple registrations, but we do request the name of each attendee. Those with duplicate registrations will be contacted.)
  • The registration form can also be accessed through Eventbrite: https://asuadvocacyinstitute.eventbrite.com
  • If you have any questions, please contact our office at 602-496-1376 or by email at csrd@asu.edu.

Tentative Schedule*

TimeActivity 
8:15 - 9 a.m.Check-in
9 - 10:30 a.m.Institute Begins
Panel Discussion: Understanding Advocacy in Arizona
10:30 - 10:35 a.m.Break
10:35 - 11:35 a.m.Breakout Session #1
     - Arts
     - Board members and advocacy
     - Child welfare
     - Education
     - Environment and Natural Resources
     - Framing your message
     - Healthcare/Disabilities/Mental health
     - Human Trafficking and domestic assault
     - Immigration
     - Law enforcement/criminal justice
     - Legalities of nonprofit advocacy
     - LGBTQ
     - Mechanics of the legislature
     - Poverty and homelessness
     - Women's health
11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.Lunch
Keynote Address
     Luige del Puerto
     Associate publisher and editor, Arizona News Service
12:40 - 1:40 p.m.Breakout Session #2
     Same as 1st session
1:40 - 1:45 p.m.Break
1:45 - 3 p.m.Panel Discussion: Influence by Design
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.Networking Reception with Arizona legislators
Institute Concludes

*Schedule is subject to change

Location:Gateway Community College

Gateway Community College
Copper Room  |  Integrated Education Building (IE)
108 N. 40th St., Phoenix

Campus Map

Directions:

Gateway Community College is located on Washington St., east of 44th St. The campus is easily accessible from major freeways including the Loop 202 Red Mountain and from AZ 143. For driving directions, click on the map button below and then select "Directions," or contact our office.
Map


Parking:

The parking lots south and west of the Integrated Education (IE) building are the closest to the venue. Parking is free and you may park in any space not marked as reserved, restricted or employee. For the campus map visit, https://www.gatewaycc.edu/about/washington-campus 

Public Transportation:

Gateway Community College is easily accessible by public transportation, including light rail and bus. The closest light rail station is located at 38th St./Washington St. and there are bus stops along 44th St. For the schedules visit, https://www.valleymetro.org/.

Volunteer at the Advocacy Institute!

Your service as a volunteer will help make this program a great success and have a positive impact on our community. Be an Architect of Change and sign up to volunteer with the CSRD!

Volunteer Information:

  • Scroll down to see all of the available shifts (there are many!)
  • Each volunteer shift is a minimum of 1 hour
  • Volunteers may sign up for multiple shifts
  • CSRD will sign off on community service/volunteer paperwork or write letters on your behalf
  • If these shifts do not fit with your schedule, please contact the CSRD at 602-496-1376 to arrange a custom volunteer schedule

If you have any issues with the registration below, you can also access the volunteer site at https://advocacyinstitutevolunteers.eventbrite.com.