Office Hour: How to Write a Compelling Eddies Nomination

Join the PIE Network team and Network leaders for this informal time to ask questions and discuss your draft Eddies nominations. The annual Eddies Awards are an opportunity to amplify, celebrate, and learn from advocacy campaigns and leaders driving impactful policy change to improve student opportunities and outcomes. This year’s nomination form is redesigned to gather […]

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2023 Eddies Awards: Best Implementation

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature strategic advocacy that is driving impactful policy change. This Eddies category highlights the necessary work to ensure that breakthrough policy or laws lead to sustained impact. Advocates know passing policy is only the beginning of the work to change outcomes and opportunities for students. This category features implementation work on laws […]

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2023 Eddies Awards: Power to the People Campaign

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature strategic advocacy that is driving impactful policy change. This Eddies category features grassroots policy and advocacy campaigns at the local level that responded to community needs, grew from community power, and transformed opportunities for students and families in their community. While direct services are powerful—and needed—this category features policy and advocacy campaigns serving […]

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2023 Eddies Awards: Best Collaboration

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature strategic advocacy that is driving impactful policy change. This Eddies category features coalitions of leaders and organizations who worked together to achieve a significant impact for students and families. Working in coalition can be incredibly powerful—and incredibly challenging.  This category honors the hard work of coalitions that organized artfully to respond to unique […]

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2023 Eddies Awards: Game Changer Campaign of the Year

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature strategic advocacy that is driving impactful policy change. This Eddies category recognizes local, state, or national advocacy campaigns that tackled a big problem and achieved a new, game-changing policy. Sometimes a policy window opens quickly, and advocates move fast; sometimes, the window opens after years of sustained advocacy efforts. Either way, nominees in […]

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2023 Eddies Awards: Best Defense

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature strategic advocacy that is driving impactful policy change. This Eddies category highlights campaigns that strategically defended important policy at significant risk and overcame significant odds using innovative tactics; sometimes, the most significant wins are actually holding the line. Nominees in this category provide models for how to deploy sharp strategies to defend policies […]

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2023 Eddies Awards: Most Actionable Tools & Research

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature strategic advocacy that is driving impactful policy change. This Eddies category spotlights resources or tools that shed new light on pressing and widespread problems or solutions and that state and local advocates across the Network leveraged to make a compelling case for policy change and achieve breakthroughs. See a complete list of 2023 […]

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2023 Eddies Awards: Suzanne Kubach PIE Network Weaver of the Year

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature strategic advocacy that is driving impactful policy change. This Eddies category honors an individual local, state, or national leader who embodies the “give and get” spirit of PIE Network. Recipients of this award consistently work to build and strengthen the impact of the Network and the sector. This category recognizes individuals who are […]

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2022 Eddies Awards: Best Collaboration

The Eddies—annual, advocate-nominated and voted awards—feature outstanding policy and advocacy wins from the past year. This Eddies category features coalitions of leaders and organizations who worked together to achieve a significant impact for students and families. Working in coalition can be incredibly powerful—and incredibly challenging.  This category honors the hard work of coalitions that organized artfully to respond to […]

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