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Bethany Snyder; Engaging legislative advocacy

Released Tuesday, 24th November 2020
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Bethany Snyder, founded Snyder Strategies to share and leverage my deep understanding of the advocacy world with non-profits and social justice organizations. She is a seasoned professional and an expert in managing strategic communications, leading successful advocacy initiatives, designing innovative outreach and engagement programs, and running high-profile campaigns.
Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit stand out.
Listen in now and be informed.
Conversation Highlights:
Takeaway #1 : Struggling to move your Non-profit forward? Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!
[00:40] What is Snyder strategies?(A roadmap to Success…)
[06:39] Building the foundation of a legislative business.
[12:11] The lower you get into government, the more concentrated your efforts are!
[16:53] Does statistics matter?
[19:01] Engaging legislative advocacy……
[22:39] A message to those who are scared to get engaged.
[28:24] What is the easiest way to get a policy's priorities met?
[30:49] Is there any special thing that you need to consider if your organization is funded by government?
 Remarkable quotes:
 "I want to help the world."
"You need to know who to call."
"Collective Will of the community is required to make it done."
Special Reminder:
Want to power up your advocacy efforts? Book a free 45-minute consultation call with Bethany Snyder.
Bethany is an advocacy strategist, enthusiast, and optimist. She works with nonprofit organizations to help them realize their people power and pass good policy. 
With over 15 years of experience in communications, advocacy, and public affairs, Bethany is an expert in managing strategic communications, leading successful advocacy initiatives, designing innovative outreach and engagement programs, and running high-profile campaigns. Having worked for various non-profit organizations, she has a passion for ensuring non-profits and social justice organizations use their voices and expertise to influence policies that impact those most in need. 
Before she founded Snyder Strategies, Bethany served as the Director of Communications and Outreach for Harbage Consulting where she advised health care clients on strategic communications and outreach strategies. 
Before joining Harbage Consulting, Bethany managed communications for Health Access California, a health care advocacy organization. Bethany also led the statewide outreach efforts for MNsure, Minnesota’s state-based health insurance  …, on behalf of the consulting firm Grassroots Solutions. 
From 2009 to 2014, Bethany served as the Health Care Representative/Field Director for Senator Al Franken (D-MN) in his state office. In this capacity, she managed the Senator’s health care and LGBTQ stakeholder relations in Minnesota, advancing the Senator’s priorities by soliciting feedback and support from stakeholders for key legislative proposals and leveraging and highlighting Minnesota’s best practices in health care.
Bethany received her bachelor of arts in sociology and women’s studies from the University of Iowa and has a master in public policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. 
In her spare time, Bethany leads Central Iowa Rainbow Families which provides support, social, and advocacy opportunities for LGBTQ-identified parents in central Iowa. She and her partner are also donors and active volunteers for the Family Equality Council. After spending a few years in Northern California, Bethany and her family recently moved back to the Midwest.

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