Grassroots Activist Certification

Next week, Americans for Prosperity Foundation New Hampshire hosts a Grassroots Activist Certification level 1 course in our Manchester and Portsmouth offices. In Manchester, the courses are Tuesdays July 13, 20, 27 and Aug 3, 10 and 17. In Portsmouth, they’re July 14, 21, 28 and Aug 4, 11, and 18.

The course is one night per week for 6 weeks and dinner is provided!

In the 6 weeks will we cover:

-Our Vision for Change

Before working to change in society, we need to know what our vision for a better society is. In our first session, we will discuss the founding vision of the United States, and how America’s “why” informs the efforts of Americans for Prosperity Foundation and our affiliated organizations.

-Social Entrepreneurs and the Key Institutions

Social Entrepreneurs change the world. Participants of this session will leave understanding how their passions and unique skills can contribute to a better society. Through articulating their North Star, participants will guide one another through the Four key institutions of society and demonstrate successful entrepreneurship in each institution.

-The Power of Storytelling

There is nothing more powerful to the human mind than a well-told story. Effective storytelling can win others’ hearts and minds and inspire and inspire them to action. In this session, you will learn how to craft your personal story and use to connect with others and bring them into your movement.

-Building Relationships, Building Communities

Creating a better society does not happen in isolation. You need to work within a community to create change. In this session, we discuss how to create lasting relationships, which in turn creates strong communities for real change.

-Working with Anyone to do Good

Coalitions are filled with change agents who unite with anyone to do good. In this course, participants will understand how to identify potential coalition partners for a specific cause, likely and unlikely. Participants will also learn the steps to develop mutually beneficial relationships around that cause and increase your effectiveness by uniting with anyone to do what is right.

-Impacting Your Elected Officials

To affect large scale change, social entrepreneurs must impact all key institutions of society, including government. They can do so best by influencing their elected officials. In this course, we will discuss the importance of engaging in legislative activism. You will walk through the steps to building productive public relationships with their legislators and learn to employ the best practices to approaching and following up with elected officials.

This course provides great tools for activists to create change in their communities. I hope you’ll join us! You can register here: https://airtable.com/shrTODYi04ecKQeSe

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information!

Christopher Maidment

Grassroots Engagement Director | Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire
8025 S Willow St Suite 205 Manchester NH 03103
603.440.9937 | cmaidment@afphq.org | Twitter: @maid_cj

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