Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof: Tools of Transformation Webinar Series

Gain new skills and knowledge through our advocacy and organizing webinar series Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof: Tools of Transformation Webinar.

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Understanding power through advocacy, organizing, and activism

In the first webinar in our advocacy and organizing webinar series “Tzedek, Tzedek, Tirdof: Tools of Transformation,” learn to understand the differences between organizing, advocacy and activism and how to use power for social change.

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Engaging activists through relational meetings

Learn concrete steps for growing your network and increasing your impact. In this webinar we discuss how to identify what motivates someone to take action and how to ask them to engage with NCJW, how to build relationships based on shared values (a core tenet of community organizing), and how to strengthen relationships with the activists you already know.

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How to identify and develop leaders

Learn how to identify potential leaders, ask someone to step up into a leadership role, and ensure new leaders will be successful.

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How to write a letter to the editor

The pen is a mighty tool for your advocacy arsenal. Learn how to wield it. In this webinar, you will learn how to compose letters to the editor that promote NCJW issues in both local and national publication, choose which media outlets to target, increase your chances of having your submission selected for print.

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Learn how to answer (and ask) difficult questions

Answering unexpected questions in your advocacy work can be nerve-wracking, but don’t be intimidated. Learn strategies that make these questions easier to field. With a simple structure, you can answer any tough question and get the conversation back on topic.

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How to have a successful lobby visit

You’ll learn how to plan a successful lobby visit step-by-step, make the most of your visit whether you agree with the lawmaker or not, and use strategies such as pivoting language and sharing stories.

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How to best engage in advocacy work as a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan organization

Whether you’re working on reproductive health, rights, and justice, voting rights, federal courts, civil rights, or immigration issues, the rules of being a 501(c)(3) organization affect your work. Learn the do’s and don’ts of being a nonpartisan organization.


How to build your advocacy base

Learn how to identify and build relationships with potential allies, build accountability among your activists, and start developing strong campaigns that resonate with your base.

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Why midterms matter

Our health care, federal courts, reproductive rights, and the treatment of immigrants and refugees will be determined by the Congress we elect in November. Learn why midterms matter and how to engage your communities ahead of the election.

How to use phone banks to drive voter turnout

Phone banks are a powerful tool to drive voter turnout. Learn how to run a successful phone bank, identify leadership roles for members and emerging leaders, and create a voting plan.

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CourtMatter to voting rights

Learn about the most pressing issues facing our right to vote and the role the courts will play in protecting this right. Civil and voting rights expert Kristen Clarke leads the webinar.

As President & Executive Director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), Clarke leads one of the country’s most important national civil rights organizations in the pursuit of equal justice for all.