March Toward Policy Advocacy! Advocacy 101: The Basics of Advocating for Change

An interactive workshop with Kelly Nevins, CEO of Women’s Fund RI.

  • Date: March 24, 2022
  • Time:  4:00 PM EST
  • Location: This event was on Zoom and has concluded.

Does the idea of reaching out to your elected leaders to talk about something you care about make you anxious? Want to know where to start? Join Kelly Nevins, CEO of Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, who will walk us through the advocacy process while focusing on the need for financial gender equity. We’ll break into chat room/small groups to practice some of the concepts. By the end of the session, you’ll realize how easy it is to connect with your elected leaders on topics they need to hear from you about!

Kelly NevinsAbout Kelly Nevins: Kelly Nevins has been a leader in the RI nonprofit sector since 1990, with expertise in strategic development, motivating teams and individuals, workplace equity and community relations tools, program development and public speaking. She holds a Master’s degree in Education, as well as in Leadership.

The CEO of Women’s Fund of Rhode Island since 2016, Nevins often speaks about the status of women and girls, why investing in women pays off, and using a gender lens to create systems change. She has presented at the WomenFunded International Conference, the Bryant University Women’s Summit, Lifting the Voices of Women in Science & Medicine Conference and frequently is featured on local programming and as a speaker to local community groups. She was honored in 2020 as Social Sector Industry Leader by Providence Business News and received the Secretary of State’s Medallion Award. In 2021, she was named as a fellow of Women Leaders of the World and the RI Nonprofit Innovation Lab.

Nevins serves on the Providence Mayor’s Equal Pay Task Force. She is the Vice Chair for the RI Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, and serves on the boards of the United Way of Rhode Island’s Community Advisory Board, Grant Makers Council of RI, and Women’s Funding Network. She is also an active member of the Providence Chapter of the NAACP.