Advocacy Strategy Development & Execution: Leveraging Relationships for Results (Milford)

11 SE Front Street
Milford, DE 19963 United States
Milford Library

Milford Library

11 SE Front Street

Milford, DE 19963

Thursday, November 14, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EST)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


DANA Members$50. Not a member yet? $100
Contact DANA for a $5.00 discount per attendee if registering 3 or more attendees from your organization. (Members only).

NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for the event to proceed.


DANA Cancellation & Refund Policy

Workshop registrations will not be confirmed until registration is complete and paid in full.

Cancellations must be at least 7 days prior to the scheduled workshop date to receive a full refund. No shows and cancellations within 7 days of the workshop will not receive a refund of their registration cost. To cancel or reschedule, please submit an email to Melissa Hopkins at 

Cancellation by DANA

DANA may cancel workshops due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. Registrants will be offered the option to reschedule to a future workshop or to receive a full refund.

DANA is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the registrant is a workshop is cancelled.

Event Details

Attendees will discuss how to achieve organizational policy priorities through development of a strategic advocacy plan. From campaign development, communications, and deploying advocates this session is intended to be an interactive discussion on goal achievement through advocacy. An understanding of the legislative process and General Assembly strongly recommended.

Instructor: Melissa Hopkins

Melissa serves as the Executive Vice President of Sector Advancement at DANA.  She brings a background in building partnerships, driving policy and advocacy to DANA. She was formerly the Director of External Affairs at the Rodel Foundation, where she guided policy strategy for education reform. As part of her work, she has been instrumental in creating a strong network of business, nonprofit, and school-based partners to advance the interests of Delaware students.

Prior to her work at Rodel, she was Legislative Aide for the Majority Leader and Majority Whip in the Delaware House of Representatives. Before that, she held positions with the New Castle County Council and the University of Delaware in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware, and is a 2013 Leadership Delaware Fellow Alum. She has served as a board member with several Delaware nonprofits, and currently serves as the board chair at Newark Day Nursery and Children's Center.

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Melissa Hopkins
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