December 2018 by Jill Beckwith, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Emancipet

Audience: Executive Leadership

Video Length: 25:33

Local city and county policy makers make decisions that influence the lives of animals, for better or worse. To be an effective advocate for animals, you may need to engage with your local policy makers.

This presentation by Jill Beckwith, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Emancipet, helps demystify the process. Jill offers a step-by-step process on forming strategic relationships with policy makers to help inform their decisions.

This presentation was recorded at the 2018 ASPCA-Maddie's® Cornell Shelter Medicine Conference.

About Jill Beckwith

As Chief Philanthropy Officer of Emancipet, Jill leads efforts to raise contributed revenue in support of Emancipet's existing and future clinics. Under her leadership, Emancipet's contributed revenue has grown from $380,000 in 2010, to $3.8 million in 2017.

Jill began her career doing political and community organizing, and lobbying for affordable housing policy at the municipal, state, and federal level. Prior to joining Emancipet in 2010, Jill worked for a Chicago-based political consulting firm on direct mail campaigns for unions, political candidates and advocacy groups on issues ranging from women's health to immigration reform. Jill earned a BA from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1998.