The COVID-19 outbreak has changed our world including how we advocate. From slowing the rate of climate change to defending the land trust community from threats that endanger our conserved lands, policy engagement is as critical as ever to the future of the land trust community – but the challenge is how to do it smartly, strategically and effectively. With the pandemic turning the world upside down – including how we advocate and lobby – this session will provide a crash-course on public policy advocacy and lobbying tools for land trusts and other nonprofit conservation organizations. Participants will gain a set of building blocks – the “secret sauce” – for achieving legislative successes. Through their own experiences and insights from experts, presenters will share stories of how influencing policy has changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will conclude with a live interactive discussion between presenters and participants.