Countdown Calendar for Nonprofit Day at the Capitol 2019

Feb. 5 - State Capitol, Bismarck

ONE MONTH (January 2019)

Register to Attend Nonprofit Day – It’s FREE!

Know Key Legislative Dates

Start Tracking Bills that Impact Your Mission

Contact Your Legislators about Bills that Impact Your Mission

Prepare for New Sector Report Release

  • Share links to your nonprofit's "Mission Moments" (personal impact stories) with NDANO by Jan. 22

Know the Rules (and Register to Lobby)


TWO WEEKS (Jan. 22)

Deadline to Register to Participate in Nonprofit Day – Jan. 22

Watch NDANO’s “Nonprofit Day Preview” Webinar – Jan. 22 at 12:30 p.m. CT

Invite Your Local Legislators to Participate in Nonprofit Day

  • Invite them to join you for breakfast between 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Legislative Hall (sponsored by Anne Carlsen Center, Beyond Shelter Inc. and North Dakota Community Foundation)
  • Schedule a time to meet with them individually during the day (coffee or lunch)
  • Set up the opportunity to sit with one of your legislators during floor session at 1 p.m.

Prepare Materials

  • For your table – if you represent one of the NDANO member nonprofits selected to exhibit in Memorial Hall
  • For distribution to legislators – handouts about your nonprofit and its impact, as well as newspaper or media clippings highlighting your work


ONE WEEK (Jan. 29)

Confirm Scheduled Meetings with Legislators




  • Promote release of new North Dakota nonprofit sector report
  • Attend informal reception for nonprofits – 7-8:30 p.m. (Stonehome Brew Pub)


DAY OF (Feb. 5)


  • Attend Nonprofit Day activities
  • Connect with nonprofits and legislators
  • Post on social media (#NDNonprofitDay19)



Send a Thank You

  • To any legislators you connected with during Nonprofit Day

Share Insights with NDANO

  • Via the online evaluation to help us improve future events
  • Via email to about any pending legislation or issues impacting nonprofits