Take advantage of the 2012 election coverage and engage the candidates! A presidential election piques interest in both local and national politics, so many candidates are eager to participate in a variety of events. Connect with them by hosting a candidate forum, inviting them to an event, or giving them research and information about the issues you advocate for.

Your nonprofit might not have access to a presidential candidate, but there are plenty of opportunities to engage candidates in other races. In California, the Center for Nonprofit Management and Southern California Grantmakers have partnered to host a Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate Forum on February 28.

Cara Underwood, Southern California Grantmakers’ Public Policy Manager, cited Nonprofit VOTE’s webinar, “Nonpartisan Candidate Forums: Building Political Clout for Your Nonprofit” as a helpful planning resource. Check out our other resources on candidate engagement and get started today!

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