Join us for a free webinar on Dec. 6 about the differences between education, lobbying, and advocacy

Education, Advocacy and Lobbying — Oh My!: What’s Allowed (and What’s Not) When Reaching out to Elected Officials

Politicians, lobbyists and advocates alike use the terms “education,” “advocacy” and “lobbying” interchangeably.   But what do they all mean?  When associated with a government agency or a non-profit it can be very confusing to know what’s allowed — and what will land you in hot water.  In this session we’ll look at both the letter and the spirit of the law when it comes to lobbying and advocacy, as well as specific criteria you can use to assess your own situation.  Since local library supporters, whether staff, friends, trustee or board members, have the most influence in the legislative process, it’s important to know just how far you can go in connecting them with policymakers.  Believe it or not, you have more latitude than you think.  And, of course, as a private citizen no one can curtail your right to speak up and make a difference

Title: Education, Lobbying, and Advocacy- Oh My!: What’s Allowed (And What’s Not) When Reaching Out to Elected Officials

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer


About TWegner

Ted Wegner is a former member of the Washington Office government relations team.


  1. I hope this will be available online. I’ve got a prior commitment, but I’d love to still be able to benefit!

  2. Yes, you will be able to find the archived webinar on this blog as soon as it is available. Thanks for your interest!

  3. I wasn’t able to view the slides until later in the presentation. I’m looking forward to seeing them posted here as promised.

  4. We’re still working on the video, but here are the slides (.pptx)

  5. Thanks! The slides are great!

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