Metropolitan West (Main Level)
What to Expect on the Hill
Hear from seasoned Hill staff about what they are thinking when they meet with constituents and what they want to hear from you. This session will discuss how to utilize the time you have with Congressional staff to convey your message and gain their understanding and support.
Facilitator: Kyle Caldwell, President and CEO, Council of Michigan Foundations
Speaker: Mark Ratner, Legislative Director/Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
How to Run Effective Hill Meetings
What is the secret sauce for having a successful Hill meeting? This conversation will provide tips and advice from seasoned FOTH participants on how to get the most out of your meetings with members of Congress.
Facilitator: Matt Hennessy, Senior Manager of Public Policy, United Philanthropy Forum
Speakers: Karla Mercado, enior Manager, Public Policy and Philanthropy California, Southern California Grantmakers; Cynthia Pritchard, President & CEO, Philanthropy Delaware; and Anthony Richardson, Executive Director, The Nord Family Foundation