Training Webinars

2016 Webinars

Advocates in Action at Step Out: Raising Awareness and Funding our Mission! — July 2016
Learn from national Step Out staff about strategies and resources to inspire Step Out team and donors to maximize fundraising efforts, including: using the Step Out Center to reach contacts via email, integrating advocacy messages to inspire donors, and fundraising with Facebook and social media. In addition, learn from Advocacy staff about strategies and new resources for including inspiring advocacy messaging and engagement activities at community Step Out walk events.

Move Our Mission With Meetings Back Home - August Congressional Recess Preparation — June 2016
Covers the following topics: key messaging for August recess meetings with members of Congress, strategies and examples for effective in-district meetings with members of Congress, resources to support your meeting with and messaging to public officials about the Association's public policy priorities aimed to Stop Diabetes, and using personal advocacy stories to inspire political support. Both volunteer and staff advocates are encouraged to sign up to hold an August recess meeting, and get access to key resources to support them in securing an holding an effective meeting at: diabetes.org/congressathome.

"It's Just Not Right": How diabetes discrimination can get people fired up to support the American Diabetes Association! — May 2016
Covers Association's legal advocacy programs and how you can be empowered to make a difference. How to use discrimination stories, and how legal advocacy work can help raise funds and get people connected with the American Diabetes Association, including: learning about and sharing stories about discrimination that happens at school, work and in other parts of life, how to connect people facing discrimination with every aspect of the American Diabetes Association, Fundraising, events, camps, leadership—how does legal advocacy fit in?, and recently changed methods to make sure more people with legal problems get help.

Accelerating Health Equity: Diabetes Advocacy — April 2016
Covers health disparities related to diabetes: current data; overview of Diabetes Disparities Action Councils; Screen at 23 initiative for Asian Americans; Association type 2 programs; addressing health disparities at the state level—2015 victories and 2016 initiatives; addressing health disparities from a program and awareness perspective; and what to do as a volunteer or staff advocate in your local community.

Connecting with your Member of Congress: Getting Started — March 2016
This webinar is especially for volunteers and staff who have never before met with a member of Congress. It covers: the American Diabetes Association Government Affairs and Advocacy goals and priorities and how advocates can support them, building relationships with members of Congress, resources to support communications with Congress, March/April Drop off visits with members of Congress, and looking ahead to our June webinar and August recess meetings with members of Congress.

Documents to be printed for Spring 2016 Congressional District Drop Off meetings:

Recruiting, Engaging and Inspiring Advocates: Making the Most of Local Events — February 2016
Covers general strategies and resources for advocacy messaging and engagement at events, including: 2016 advocate recruitment goal and strategies; where to find and how to share stories about how we help people with diabetes fight discrimination; and resources and strategies for engaging youth in advocacy.

2016 Government Affairs and Advocacy Update — January 2016
Learn about the American Diabetes Association Government Affairs and Advocacy Priorities for 2016, highlights of 2015 accomplishments, and our roadmap for recruiting and engaging "Advocates in Action" in the coming year.

2015 Webinars

Advocates in Action at Step Out: Raising Awareness and Funding our Mission! — July 2015
Learn from national Step Out staff and champion advocate fundraisers about strategies and resources to inspire your Step Out team and donors to maximize your fundraising efforts, including: setting personal and team fundraising goals, using your Step Out Center to reach out to your contacts via email, integrating advocacy messages to inspire donors, fundraising with Facebook and social media, and top tips for fundraising success. In addition, learn from grassroots staff about strategies and resources for advocacy messaging and engagement at at your Step Out walk event.

Move Our Mission With Meetings Back Home - August Congressional Recess Preparation — June 2015
Learn about how you can make a difference by meeting with your members of Congress in your own home district. The late summer congressional recess presents a unique opportunity when your representatives and senators are home for over a month! Learn how to make the most of an in-district meeting and deliver key messages that Congress needs to hear from us now!

Your Rights. One Voice. Local Offices and Legal Advocacy — May 2015
A Partnership That Works. Produced in collaboration with Legal Advocacy staff, as well as staff from the Center for Information and Community Support and field staff. Covers how we help people facing diabetes discrimination and legal problems, legal advocacy strategies of Educate, Negotiate, Litigate, Legislate, the process – hope people get help, partnerships among legal advocacy and local offices, and legal advocacy materials and resources.

Advocacy Outreach to Communities Hardest Hit by Diabetes — April 2015
Topics include: health disparities in context of the 1985 Heckler report; Where are we now? Diabetes health disparities 30 years later; addressing health disparities at the state level; and Association resources for outreach to minority communities hardest hit by diabetes and communicating about health disparities.

Building Capacity: Meeting Easy Advocacy Goals for All Events — February 2015
Covers general strategies and resources for building capacity for advocacy messaging and engagement at Association events in your hometown, including: how to extend our legal advocacy reach by raising awareness and support in your hometown Association events with examples straight from the field.

2015 Government Affairs and Advocacy Update — January 2015
Covers the Association's GA&A 2015 priorities, highlights of 2014 accomplishments and our roadmap for engaging "Advocates in Action" for the coming year.

  • Last Reviewed: August 13, 2016
  • Last Edited: September 20, 2016