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Join us at NON-CON 2016!

Extra, Extra! We're offering a special group rate of $30 pp for organizations looking to send 5+ staffers to NON-CON 2016, a half-day conference highlighting tactics for effective advocacy in the nonprofit sector. 

Featuring a keynote speaker from Bolder Advocacy and workshops that cover coalition building, communicating for change and avenues for influencing public policy, the event is open to anyone interested in how mission-driven organizations can have their voices heard.

Presented by the Des Moines chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, additional support for the conference is provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, United Way of Central Iowa, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Capture Marketing , PolicyWorks and the Save The Children Action Network.

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Workshops by local presenters: 



Bring on the Buzz: Lessons from a T-Shirt Shop 
RAYGUN owner Mike Draper shares how simple statements stamped on a shirt can serve as a platform for engaging in more complex conversations about important issues.

Dear Editor: Writing Opinions with Bite 
Learn how to craft an effective op-ed to communicate your cause from Lynn Hicks, Des Moines Register opinion & engagement editor.
Public Policy Speed Networking
Sit with local leaders, lobbyists and those who work alongside our representatives and engage in short conversations on how to best garner their attention and work together toward change. 
Better Together: Building Coalitions for Bigger Impact 
Dig into the elements of effective coalition-building during this session with Kristin Aschenbrenner, External Affairs Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Iowa.
When: Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 from Noon - 4 p.m. 

Where: State Historical Building in the East Village

Who: Anyone who works in mission-driven organizations like nonprofits/social enterprises, serves on a board, or just wants to learn more about effective advocacy

Register Individuals: http://ynpndesmoines.nationbuilder.com/non_con_2016
Register your group: By e-mail

Cost is $15 members, $50 non-members (this is a great time to renew your membership!) which includes a catered lunch. Group rate is $30 per person. 

This event is a great use of your professional development funds!  
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We're able to bring a national speaker through assistance from the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines "Better Together" 2015 grant
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