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NAMI Smarts

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy

This is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is designed as a series of three 1-2 hour workshops or modules or as a single full-day training that develop the following skills:

  • Telling a compelling story that is inspiring and makes an “ask” in 90 seconds
  • Writing an effective email, making an elevator speech and making an impactful phone call
  • Orchestrating a successful meeting with an elected official

The unique step-by-step, skill-building design of NAMI Smarts is effective with a wide range of participants, including those who are new to advocacy as well as individuals with years of experience.

To learn more please visit
https://nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Smarts-for-Advocacy

Other helpful links:

Florida Legislature http://www.leg.state.fl.us/
Office of the Governor https://www.flgov.com/
Sarasota County Government https://www.scgov.net/
Manatee County Government https://www.mymanatee.org/

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