Advocacy Training Series

AAPIP is excited to launch a four-part advocacy training series throughout the first half of 2024 to build the foundation and knowledge about advocacy amongst our membership, deepen relationships across sectors, and provide space for collective learning.


Session 1: Advocacy Basics: The What, Why, and How

Speakers: Brittany Schulman, Senior Vice President of Indigenous Programs & Education, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Karla Thomas, Co-Executive Director, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities, Meredith Higashi, Chief of Staff, Philanthropy Northwest, Tuyet Duong, Chief Policy & Government Affairs Officer, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum


Session 2: Investing in Change: Philanthropic Support for Advocacy & Lobbying

Speakers: Monika Graham, Bilingual Counsel, Bolder Advocacy Program, Alliance for Justice


Session 3: Building Community Power: Measuring Advocacy Successes & Impact

Speakers: Bonnie Kwon, Policy Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Cynthia Choi, Co-Director, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Kevin Douglas, Senior Director of Programs, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)


Session 4: Advocacy & Civic Engagement: Supporting a Multiracial Democracy

Speakers: Eric Jeng, Senior Advisor, Asian Community Development Council, Geraldine Alcid, Executive Director, Filipino Advocates for Justice, Mohan Seshadri, Executive Director, Asian American Community Fund of Pennsylvania, Seiji Carpenter, Vice President, David Binder Research