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Join us for this FREE webinar where we will discuss effective practices and resources to support nonprofit advocacy. Whether you are new to advocacy or looking to take your advocacy efforts to the next level, we will equip you with tangible resources to set you up for success.


  • Abbie Evans – Abbie Evans is Director of Government Relations for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. In this role, she represents the organization before Congress and the Administration and works to build and strengthen the coalition of mentoring organizations advocating on behalf of youth mentoring in Washington, DC and beyond. Prior to her current position, Evans served as a federal lobbyist for the National Education Association (NEA) representing public educators and school personnel before Congress. While at the NEA, she led efforts to engage Republican legislators around supporting public education across the country. Evans also served as the lobbyist for the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and worked for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation where she managed the bi-annual Children’s Congress program. Before that, Evans worked on Capitol Hill for a Pennsylvania Representative serving on the House Education and Workforce Committees. Evans has a BA in Communications from Penn State University with a focus on American History.
  • Stephen Noble Smith – Stephen Smith has been named the new West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition Executive Director.  Prior to coming to Healthy Kids, Stephen was the director of organizing for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and is the author of Stoking the Fire of Democracy: Our Generation’s Introduction to Grassroots Organizing.  A graduate of Harvard University and the London School of Economics, Stephen has worked with a wide range of communities – from running a for-profit bakery operated by people with disabilities to founding a youth advocacy organization that won victories on health care and financial aid.  Born in Charleston, Stephen and his family are thrilled to be back home in West Virginia.
  • Daniel Horgan – Daniel is the CEO of the D.G. Horgan Group and founder of the Community Impact Academy. He has 18 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, corporate social responsibility and youth development. He has worked with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, national and local nonprofit organizations, school districts and foundations. Daniel is the author of Tell Me I Can’t…and I Will and his work has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, and dozens of local media outlets across the country. He produces and hosts the podcast, Community Voices of Change (https://soundcloud.com/communityvoicesofchange).