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Nonprofit Advocacy 101

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June 24th 2022 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Fee $29.00


As a non-profit there are many ways to make sure your organization’s voice can be heard.   Join in this two-way dialogue to explore ideas and legalities of grassroots advocacy - from letters to the editor to visits with legislators.  Bring your questions, ideas or doubts…we can explore them all!   This session is geared for public affairs, communications, program officers and executives looking to expand the reaches of their cause into those who impact policy.


  • Free for members of Colorado Nonprofit Association (must be logged in for discount on Regular price)
  • $29.00 for non-members


Event Description



In 2002, Mr. Merenstein returned to his native Denver after a decade of health care advocacy work in  Washington, DC. Over the course of the next four years, he oversaw the fundraising for The Children’s  Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children’s Miracle Network, and The Children’s Hospital  Research Institute as part of The Children’s Hospital Foundation’s $250 million Imagine the Miracles comprehensive campaign. In 2004, under his leadership, approximately $15 million were raised for these  entities as part of a $51 million record fundraising year for The Children’s Hospital Foundation.  In December 2005, Ray launched RDM Communications tying his political, media and fundraising acumen  into one package on behalf of government, non-profit and corporate clients. His development and  communications expertise has serviced respected organizations such as The Denver Hospice, The GLBT  Community Center, Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund, and Mental Health Center of Denver. 

He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Florida and a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Tulane University. His efforts in media relations and public outreach have  garnered him the American Hospital Association's Silver Touchstone and Circle of Distinction and the  Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America’s Gold Pick. He has been quoted or published  in the Wall Street Journal, Science, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Business Week, USA Today, Nature and numerous daily newspapers and broadcast media across the country. 

Mr. Merenstein has testified before Congress, spoken at press conferences nationwide and presented regularly to health and communication groups locally and nationally. He is a State Board of Education appointee to Colorado’s Special Education Advisory Committee. Former volunteer service includes boards of American  Jewish Committee, Safe2Tell and Denver Public School Foundation’s Development Committee. Ray and his  wife, Ilana Steinberg, live in Denver with their son and two daughters.




Event Custom Fields
Training/Event Topic Advocacy & Legal Issues
Training Medium Online
Event Region Statewide

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