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Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop Chicago 2018 – Chicago, IL

Political Institute for Women

Sun, April 15, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop Chicago 2018 – Chicago, IL


9am to 11:50 am

Advocacy 101 is course that gives an overview of policymaking at the state legislative and municipal levels of government. The course illustrates basic forms of advocacy as well how to effectively communicate with elected officials and policy makers. The companion course Fundraising for Advocates gives instruction on essential fundraising skills needed for advocates.

Fundraising for Advocates is a companion course to our Advocacy 101 course. This course gives instruction on fundraising for advocacy organizations, issue campaigns and non-profit service organizations. The course curriculum covers fundraising best practices, donor identification and cultivation, grant research, and grant writing.

12pm Lunch & Networking

1pm to 5pm

Exploring Careers in Politics explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector.

Campaign Strategy 101 teaches one how to think “politically” and navigate the political landscape whether running for office, planning for a career in politics or working in advocacy. This course curriculum covers creating and implementing effective political strategies for candidate and issue campaigns at all levels.

Campaign Finance 101 is a course for candidates and fundraising staff covers creating a campaign finance plan, setting fundraising goals, donor identification/cultivation/solicitation, campaign finance regulations and hiring fundraising staff.


Priscilla R. Barbour is a native of Dallas, Texas and currently serves as the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Energy Fellow, in the D.C. office of United States Representative Cedric Richmond (LA-02), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. In this capacity, she manages a policy portfolio covering the issues of energy, environment, maritime, transportation, infrastructure, and science and technology.

Priscilla’s political experience spans across the local, state, and federal levels of government. She previously served as an associate board member of the Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau. In 2014, she joined the Wendy Davis for Governor of Texas campaign as the Dallas/ Ft. Worth Political Director, where she developed campaign strategies for voter outreach.

Ms. Barbour holds a Master of Public Service and Administration from the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, with a concentration in State and Local Government Policy and Management. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from Prairie View A&M University.




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