Passion + Policy: Making a Difference with a Government Relations Career in the Nonprofit Sector

February 10, 2024   |   Season: 2 Episode: 7   |   Transcript

Larisa Wick, JD

Episode 7 is the final episode of the STAKEHOLDERS SERIES and we’re talking about the tangential and necessary third-party players that support not-for-profit work. In this episode, we delve into the fascinating role of government relations and its impact on the nonprofit sector. Our guest, Larisa Wick, JD, a seasoned government relations professional at The Wright Group. The Wright Group is the only government relations firm whose practice focuses exclusively on not-for-profit clients. Ms. Wick shares her insights on: --How government relations firms support nonprofits: Learn how Larisa and her team help secure public funding, advance legislative policies, and ultimately, deepen the impact of nonprofit organizations. --Different paths to a government relations career: Discover that there's no one-size-fits-all approach! From internships to legal backgrounds, Larisa shares various entry points and highlights the value of hands-on experience. --Why a government relations career is fulfilling: Hear firsthand from Larisa about the unique rewards of working with nonprofits and making a difference in communities. Whether you're a recent graduate, a career changer, or simply curious about the not-for-profit sector and the government relations field, this episode is packed with valuable information and inspiration. Tune in and: --Gain insights into a unique career path in the nonprofit sector. --Discover how your skills and passion can contribute to meaningful change. --Get motivated to pursue your dream job in the world of good. ###Larisa Wick joined The Wright Group in 2011 and has dedicated her career to representing not-for-profit organizations. Through her work, Larisa helps to advance legislative, policy and funding campaigns before New York City and State governments. She has successfully led large-scale capital campaigns for some of New York City’s largest cultural institutions, and has developed numerous citywide funding initiatives that support essential programs and services that aim to provide greater equity and access in some of the City’s most underinvested communities. Larisa’s career in government relations began as an Associate attorney with Wilson Elser. Larisa subsequently led the Government Relations practice at Emmis Communications in Los Angeles, working to create and develop social marketing campaigns for California State initiatives. Larisa is the current President of the Junior League of the Oranges & Short Hills (JLOSH) and has served as a JLOSH Board Member for the last several years. Larisa also serves on the Board of Directors of LiveOn NY and is a Trustee of the California Thoroughbred Foundation. Larisa is licensed to practice law in New York.

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