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Advocating with Ease: Tips for Nonprofits

March 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Is your organization interested in local or state advocacy? Not sure about the do’s and don’ts for nonprofit organizations?

Join Public Counsel’s senior staff attorney, Annie Marquit, along with the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Collaborative and CalNonprofits, for a webinar that provides guidance on the roles nonprofits can play in advocacy. While everyone is welcome, the webinar will primarily focus on rules governing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Webinar will be conducted in English but Spanish translation will be available.


Annie Marquit

Annie is a senior staff attorney with Public Counsel. She has provided educational trainings and direct legal services to numerous LA-based nonprofits on a range of matters, such as nonprofit formation, governance, fiscal sponsorship, fundraising, and lobbying restrictions. Prior to working at Public Counsel, Annie represented low-income seniors at risk of losing their homes due to foreclosure and real estate fraud. Annie graduated from Columbia College and Columbia Law School and clerked for New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Barry T. Albin.

Henry Duong

Henry Duong is the Education Manager and the Los Angeles Field Representative for CalNonprofits. Henry manages the logistics and execution of the organization’s education program on topics such as public policy, advocacy, and compliance. As the LA Field Rep, Henry develops and maintains connections with nonprofits, foundations, local government, and policy coalitions, in the greater Los Angeles area.

Lucy Salcido Carter

Lucy Salcido Carter, MA, JD is the Public Policy Director at the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). Lucy directs policy initiatives that protect and promote California’s nonprofits. Her work includes developing and implementing campaigns that encourage advocacy and civic engagement among CalNonprofits’ more than 10,000 organizational members.

Karla Fernandez

Karla Fernandez is the Associate Director of the SELA Collaborative. The SELA Collaborative’s mission is to strengthen communities in Southeast LA (SELA), build collective power, and encourage innovation to drive regional systemic change.