February Members Luncheon

When:  Feb 13, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (CT)
Monday, February 13th, 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm

ACH Child & Family Services
3712 Wichita Street | Fort Worth, TX  76119
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Program Title: 
What Non-Profits Should Know About Governmental Affairs

Join us for this session as our presenters dive into advocacy for non-profits, and discuss how non-profits can maximize advocacy in Austin.

  • What is governmental affairs?
  • Lobbying vs Advocacy
  • What a 501(c)(3) can do with governmental affairs
  • Examples of what a non-profit can do (provided by Wayne Carson, CEO of ACH Child and Family Services)
  • How you can involve board members and donors in these efforts
Lead By:
Rebecca Montgomery


Rebecca brings over 20 years expertise in the state's legislative, public affairs, and regulatory arenas. Through her strong bipartisan relationships with the Texas House and Senate, state agencies, local governments, and the Texas Governor's office, she has created winning coalitions to influence public policy on a variety of issues including health care, insurance, education, oil & gas, coastal management, and transportation. Prior to her public policy career, Montgomery was a pediatric nurse. The challenge of her patients being denied their managed care benefits brought her to the Capitol to advocate on their behalf. This experience sparked her interest in public policy and changed the trajectory of her career to focus on making a difference through legislative advocacy.

With Special Guest:  Dr. Wayne Carson
Wayne Carson has more than 30 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of roles, the last 21 years as Chief Executive Officer of ACH Child and Family Services (ACH).  With a focus on "Protecting Children and Preserving Families," ACH operates 17 different programs and services in several counties. Wayne leads a team of more than 650 who are dedicated to both preventing and treating child abuse, neglect, homelessness, and family separation.  >>>Read More...


ACH Child & Family Services
3712 Wichita Street
Hickman Building
Fort Worth, TX 76119


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972-233-9107, 221