Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD)
LEAD Grant Examples
LEAD Grant Application
Raise Your Voice!
The Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD) Program is a novel program
through which CSL Behring partners with local patient organizations on the state level.
CSL Behring believes that successful advocacy results from the empowerment of those
who are impacted by a particular issue. For example, public policies that affect
the users of plasma-derived and recombinant therapies are now typically being developed
at the state level; therefore, local organizations must develop the capability
to address this pressing need.
CSL Behring recognizes that many local patient advocacy organizations need to expand
their advocacy capabilities in order to address both present and future needs. CSL
Behring’s LEAD Program assists local advocacy organizations in the development
of their advocacy capabilities.
The program has two specific initiatives:
LEAD Grants –
These grants are intended to help promote and develop advocacy development
on the local level by helping further an existing advocacy initiative; providing
assistance in developing a new initiative; building a grassroots database, etc.
LEAD Grants enable local organizations to implement special advocacy initiatives.
Find out about the LEAD grant program and whether your organization would be eligible
to submit a proposal.
Raise Your Voice! – This program supports youth advocacy training programs
administered by patient advocacy organizations. The training program serves
as an introduction to advocacy for youth, ages 14 to 23 years, and is held at a
state capitol or in Washington, D.C. CSL Behring will collaborate with partnering
advocacy organizations to develop advocacy training programs, to offer legislative
visits and to provide interesting political speakers.
Raise Your Voice! assists in the development of the next generation of advocacy
leaders for patient advocacy organizations. By funding, organizing and structuring
the initial program, the patient organization has a construct, which can be
easily replicated in the future. Together we develop the advocacy leaders of tomorrow.
Find out more about Raise Your Voice! to see if this program would be of interest
to your organization.