Program Info

Program information

The Advocacy Fellowship program curriculum covers key areas that are essential to developing or improving skills and expertise in advocacy and nonprofit lobbying. Fellows must make a commitment to attend all of the following training sessions:

  • Civic Engagement and Advocacy
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Coalition Building
  • Legislative Advocacy including an introduction to the executive and legislative branches of Kansas government
  • Media and Messaging with one-on-one media and presentation training
  • Understanding legal issues around advocacy and nonprofit lobbying
  • On the Hill experience – learning the ropes around federal policy making and best practices for advocating at the national level

This Fellowship program is nonpartisan, and does not promote a specific policy agenda. The focus is on building capacity for effective advocacy and not about specific issues.

Current Fellowship opportunities

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Cover photo: An aerial photo of Menninger Hill in Topeka, Kansas. The Sunflower Foundation will relocate to Menninger Hill in late 2020. Our home will be located directly south of the Tower Building (pictured in this report).