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NAMI Smarts for Advocacy

 

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. NAMI Smarts is designed as a series of three 1-2 hour workshops or modules or as a single full-day training that develops the following skills:

  • Telling a compelling story that is inspiring and makes an “ask” in 90 seconds
  • Writing an effective email, making an elevator speech, and making an impactful phone call.
  • Orchestrating a successful meeting with an elected official.

The unique step-by-step, skill-building design of NAMI Smarts is effective with a wide range of participants, including those who are new to advocacy as well as individuals with years of experience. Participants routinely share that they’ve never been able to condense their story or made a clear “ask," but with NAMI Smarts, they are now able to. Lobbyists who represent NAMI State Organizations or mental health coalitions also love this program—they see participants come out confident and able to share their stories in a way that moves policymakers.

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