$19.00 USD

Webinar - Speaking with Elected Officials

Webinar, 1/31/24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Meeting with Lawmakers? A Recipe for Success

You finally secured a meeting with a key lawmaker. Or maybe your board member or key volunteer has a relationship with a target lawmaker. Now what? How do you prepare and ensure you have a successful meeting? Leading successful meetings with lawmakers is a key part of any advocacy program. During this workshop, you will learn how to effectively communicate with your lawmakers, and get tips on what to say, when to say it, and who to say it to. You’ll learn about common mistakes to avoid and the must-haves you can’t leave out.



Bethany Snyder | Snyder Strategies

Bethany Snyder, MPP, is an Advocacy Strategist, Enthusiast, Optimist – and the founder of Snyder Strategies, LLC, a boutique consulting firm she formed to share and leverage her deep understanding of the advocacy world with nonprofit and membership-based organizations. With nearly 25 years of experience in communications, advocacy, and public affairs, Bethany is a seasoned professional and a nonprofit advocacy expert. She has been on all sides of the advocacy desk - as a grassroots advocacy director, a lobbyist, a consultant, a comms director, and a US Senate staffer. She’ll help turn your supporters into effective advocates- for your organization and community.

Bethany received her bachelor of arts in sociology and women’s studies from the University of Iowa and has a masters in public policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

In her spare time, Bethany leads Central Iowa Rainbow Families, providing support, social, and advocacy opportunities for LGBTQ-identified parents in central Iowa. She is also the Board Chair of One Iowa Action and lends her support to her LGBTQ community whenever she can. Bethany and her family have lived all over the country from Washington, DC, to Minneapolis, and Northern California, moving to Iowa in 2019. They enjoy hanging out with their dog, Brownie, and cat, Viking, and traveling in their travel trailer as much as possible.