VANPO Director of Public Policy Chosen as CPLI Fellow
VANPO is pleased to announce that Katherine Long, Director of Public Policy, has been chosen to participate in the first group of CLPI Fellows. As part of a select group of nonprofit public policy practitioners, Long will represent Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) in New England, providing training to nonprofit organizations on such topics as nonprofit lobby law, effective public policy advocacy, and building organizational capacity for public policy.
“We are very excited about this opportunity,” notes VANPO Executive Director Jane Van Buren. “Vermont nonprofit organizations will benefit directly from the investment CLPI is making in Katherine, as well as from her connection to national nonprofit advocacy activities.”
Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI) is a national nonprofit organization, based in Washington, DC, whose mission is to educate charities about the important role lobbying can play in achieving their missions. For more information about CLPI, visit www.clpi.org.
The Vermont Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (VANPO) is a statewide organization whose mission is to increase the influence and organizational capacity of nonprofit organizations through education, collaboration, and advocacy. VANPO currently has over 300 nonprofit and 70 corporate or individual supporting members. Ms. Long has directed VANPO’s public policy work since 2000. For more information about VANPO, visit www.vanpo.org.