Grassroots Advocacy Conference FAQs
Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding SourceAmerica's Grassroots Advocacy Conference. Some of the FAQs address the NCSE Forum, which will also be taking place that week.
For more information, reach out to the Government Affairs team at Advocacy@SourceAmerica.org.
The event is scheduled for Sept. 11 - 14.
The conference will be held at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall located at 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.
Yes, the conference is scheduled to be held in person.
Yes. SourceAmerica will reimburse NPAs for travel, food, and lodging for the official duration of the conference.
Nonprofit agencies will be required to send one team consisting of a self-advocate, family member or support professional (optional), and an NPA executive to the conference.
The SourceAmerica Grassroots Advocacy Conference will be hosted by the Government Affairs team. If you have questions regarding the event, email Advocacy@SourceAmerica.org. This account will be monitored regularly and a team member will respond to you.
Registration opened May 22 and will close June 30.
NPAs are strongly encouraged to recommend two to three self-advocates. While only one participant will travel to Washington, D.C., the other selected individuals will have the chance to attend virtual trainings that will be held prior to the conference. We hope to empower every participant so they can be part of other advocacy opportunities throughout the year.
NPAs will be responsible for selecting the best candidates for the conference. We respectfully ask that NPAs choose an individual who is employed on an AbilityOne contract and has not previously participated in the conference.
SourceAmerica is expanding training opportunities for self-advocates this year and will be hosting seven virtual training sessions leading up to the conference. The first session is tentatively scheduled for May 30. Additional tentative dates include June 1, June 20, June 22, July 13, Aug. 15, and Aug. 17. Self-advocates are encouraged to attend all sessions. Participation in all training sessions is not a requirement to attend the Grassroots conference.
We expect most congressional meetings to be held in person on Capitol Hill. There is a possibility that a small number of congressional offices may prefer to meet virtually, but the congressional complex is now fully open to the public.
2023 East NCSE CEO/Senior Leadership Forum will be held in Washington, D.C. the same week as the Grassroots Conference.
For those NPAs that are attending both events, here are some frequently asked questions regarding the forum.
The forum is scheduled for Sept. 12 - 14.
The forum will be held at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall located at 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.
All SourceAmerica network nonprofit agencies can attend.
Yes, the forum is scheduled to be in person.
There is no registration cost to attend the NCSE Forum. All travel expenses are the responsibility of attendees.
The NCSE Forum will be hosted by the National Council of SourceAmerica Employers (NCSE). If you have questions regarding the event, contact Catherine Chase at CChase@SourceAmerica.org.