Guidelines & Principles E-Learning Series
Public Policy & Advocacy w/
Becky Gould

March 27, 2014

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Further Reading

NAM WIKI: Public Policy & Advocacy
IRS: Nonprofits & Lobbying
Independent Sector: The Nonprofit Lobbying Guide

Can we advocate?

Yes, we can!

Nonprofits touch the lives of thousands of people in the communities in which they operate. This gives them a unique perspective on communities' needs and the real barriers that are holding communities back from being successful. This perspective is critical to larger scale policy conversations about how to best leverage public resources to do the most good.

In this webinar, Becky Gould, J.D., Executive Director of Nebraska Appleseed will walk us through the many ways nonprofits can engage in advocacy and how to engage in effective lobbying activities within the bounds of nonprofit status.

Becky is Executive Director of Nebraska Appleseed. She received her B.A. in History with High Distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her J.D. with Distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

She has worked at Nebraska Appleseed since October of 2001 first as a Staff Attorney for the Economic Justice Program specializing in poverty law and then starting in 2007 as Executive Director.

During her time with Appleseed, Becky has successfully litigated cases in state and federal court and engaged in policy advocacy at the state and federal levels on issues ranging from poverty to immigration.

In addition to her work at Appleseed, Becky is the President of the Robert Van Pelt Inn of Court, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Rural Affairs, the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands and ISoft Data Systems, Inc.

She lives with her husband Jeff and their two children near Valparaiso, Nebraska.

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