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CPAC launches Advocacy Training Series March 19

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CLEVELAND – The first of five Advocacy Training sessions presented by Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) will take place Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at The Rainey Institute.  The 60 minute session, Rules of the Road, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 10:00 a.m.  The session is priced at $10.00 per person and is open to the public.  

Led by public policy expert Loren Anthes, The MetroHealth System, Rules of the Road will walk participants through rules governing what 501(c)(3)’s and staff can do related to legislative lobbying and electoral campaigns.  The session will also explore registration and reporting requirements for organizations, the legislative calendar and a number of related resources. 

In his role as Government Relations, State and Local Associate, Loren is responsible for implementing the development and execution of government relations, public policy advocacy and community relations strategies on the state and local levels.  With a strong knowledge of Ohio’s legislative and budget processes and the state’s Medicaid program, Loren works with key MetroHealth staff to support and augment its mission as an academic health care system committed to saving lives, restoring health, promoting wellness, and providing outstanding life-long care accessible to all.

About Advocacy Training 

CPAC’s Advocacy Training sessions are aimed to provide participants with the tools, resources and coaching needed to advance their skills as an arts and culture champion.  CPAC’s approach provides participants with solid principles and techniques that allow them to take immediate action within their organization and/or community. Each 60 minute session is geared for both novice and expert.   

Upcoming Sessions

March 19: Rules of the Road 
Understanding the role nonprofits can play in the election process and the policies for staff engagement.

April 23: Connecting with Policy Makers
An overview on who makes policy within your community and the who, what, when, where and why of establishing a meeting with those individuals.

May 21: Building from Within
Developing internal advocates – how to build or reactivate an advocacy structure.

June 25: Building Communication Strategies
Strategies for using current research and data to communicate message.

August (Webinar): Voter Engagement Strategies
Strategies to encourage voter registration, provide voter education and stay non-partisan within your current work.

About CPAC

The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to strengthening, unifying and connecting greater Cleveland’s arts and culture sector.  CPAC provides counsel and research to foster a more informed dialogue between representatives of the arts and culture sector and public leaders concerning arts and culture’s role in the region’s development. It also supports the advancement of artists, arts and culture professionals and other civic leaders through an array of programs and services. For more information, please visit


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