Advocacy 101: Building a Powerful Grassroots Campaign

A colorful crowd of people stand in a city plaza surrounded by trees and tall buildings. In the front stands a speaker with a green shirt and long black braid, and an ASL interpreter with a black shirt, both with arms raised to the crowd. Want to make a change in your community, but not sure where to begin? On March 16, we hosted a grassroots advocacy workshop focused on basic campaign planning, political strategy and coalition building. Workshop attendees brainstormed ideas and solutions around real-life examples affecting our communities. The strength of the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways coalition is rooted in grassroots people power. We’re grateful to our incredible volunteers for all of our past successes and campaign wins!  

In Case You Missed It: Check out the Event Notes, Slide Deck, and Full Recording.

Related Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Resources:

Referenced City of Seattle Resources:

More in-depth Resources for a deeper dive:

  Interested in learning new skills or improving your advocacy? We offer organizing skills workshops periodically on a variety of subjects. All workshops are targeted towards our volunteers but open to everyone. These skills are transferable across movements! We also offer sponsorship for volunteers that are interested in participating in other learning opportunities:
  • Sponsorship for Black, Indigenous and other people of color to participate in transportation, urban design or public space workshops, trainings and conferences.
  • Sponsorship for all volunteers interested in equity-focused workshops, training or conferences.
If you have a workshop you’re interested in and cost is a barrier, apply today at by sharing the training information, why you would like to attend and how you hope to grow in your advocacy. Thank you again for joining us, and happy advocating!