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Nonprofit Policy Caucus

Join us for our annual Policy Caucus and get the latest information about changes in the political make-up of our government. With its timing following the elections, the Caucus will bring nonprofit leaders together with political analysts to explore the new political landscape. Take part in conversation that will guide you in responding to policy proposals, adapting to changes in government, and educating policy makers on the vast importance of New Hampshire’s nonprofit sector.

David Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy at the National Council of Nonprofits, will provide the national perspective while Anna Brown of Citizens Count and Andrew Smith of the UNH Survey Center offer their thoughts on local impacts.

Join us on December 4. Your voice is needed!

About David Thompson

David Thompson David L. Thompson is Vice President of Public Policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, the nation's largest network of nonprofit organizations. Active at the local, state, and federal levels through its member State Associations and nonprofit allies, the National Council amplifies the voices of America's local community-based nonprofit organizations, helping them engage in critical policy issues affecting the sector, manage and lead more effectively, collaborate and exchange solutions, and achieve greater impact in their communities.

Prior to joining the National Council in February 2010, Thompson served as Director of Government Affairs at Independent Sector. He served in the public sector from 2001 to 2007 as a Senior Counsel and as Policy Director to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, notably as Counsel to the Pension Protection Act conference committee. Before working on Capitol Hill, Thompson directed federal policy for a consulting firm and practiced law for 17 years specializing in labor relations, employment law, government contracting, as well as government relations at the federal and state levels.


Anna Brown, Citizens Count

Anna Brown is Director of Research and Analysis for Citizens Count, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to making it easier for voters to get involved with their government. Her work includes candidate research, outreach at the Statehouse, and summarizing and tracking the status of each of the roughly 1,000 bills proposed in the state legislature each year. She holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire.

Andrew Smith, UNH Survey Center

Dr. Andrew Smith is the Director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. He has more than 30 years experience in academic survey research, currently as Director of the Survey Center since 1999, following positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Cincinnati. As Director, Dr. Smith is responsible for overall staff and financial management of the UNH Survey Center. Dr. Smith is also Professor of Practice in Political Science in the UNH Department of Political Science where his teaching and research has focused on survey methodology, elections, and public policy.


Elissa Margolin, Margolin Consulting

Elissa is a consultant to nonprofits with a specialty in public policy. She has worked to advance many critical policy issues in New Hampshire with several organizations including: the NH Center for Nonprofits; Housing Action NH; the Growth and Development Roundtable; NH Voices for Health; and the American Heart Association.

Date/Time: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00 am
Location: Webinar ,
Fees: Member - Free; Not-yet-member - $15

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