Self Advocacy groups can get funding by signing up to coordinate projects. This is often done by contracting with a funder to accomplish a certain task, like checking accessibility of polling places, hosting a training series, or holding focus groups. Groups have told us that they want to develop more project coordination skills. We will talk about how to run, staff, and organize a project. Topics include creating a project proposal, timeline, budget, how to implement your project plan, and strategies for overcoming challenges that may arise.
Self Advocates often try to do everything themselves, but we become more powerful when we can share responsibility and tasks. This webinar will examine how groups can practice delegation (assigning tasks to others) and talk about models of power sharing within groups. These guidelines and techniques will help lead to more effective leadership skills, group management and group dynamics.
April 2014: This webinar will explore the roles for allies within self-advocacy organizations. The following questions will be addressed: What do we mean by ‘allyship?’ What are the roles of allies within self-advocacy organizations? What happens when ‘allies’ do not listen to our requests? Power dynamics and conflict resolution within self-advocacy groups and organizations. How do we ensure self-advocates voices and experiences are centralized?
April 2014: Often times, media will say negative things about people with disabilities that end up harming our community. This webinar will explore community organizing strategies and effective messaging to respond to negative portrayals and perspectives of people with disabilities.
April 2014: When many people think of accessibility, the ADA checklist is often referenced. Recently, more disability-based organizations like ASAN seek to open up dialogue on how we can expand accessibility to include neurodiversity and adopt a more universally designed approach.This webinar will train self-advocates in how to make their groups more accessible.
March 2014: Lynne O’Hara is the Executive Director of The Special Hope Foundation, a family foundation with a mission to promote the establishment of comprehensive health care services for adults with developmental disabilities. As the founder of the organization, she worked with a board composed of family and community members to build funding capacity and increase effective grant making. She is a member of the Disability Funders Network and Association of Small Foundations where she has presented on Strengthening Organizational Infrastructure. Lynne will give self-advocates tips for approaching foundations. Note: There will be a lengthy Q&A session. Priority for questions will be given to self advocates who attended How to Ask for Money: Creating a Fundraising Strategy. Hand-outs: Dos and Don’ts of Grant Writing, and Tipping.
February 2014: Join the ASAN President and Co-Founder, Ari Ne’eman in in this webinar How to Ask for Money: Creating a Fundraising Strategy. Topics Include: Different ways to raise funds, the basics of grantwriting, and fundraising tips for your self advocacy group. You can view the slides for this presentation here (part 1) and here (part 2).