Move The Needle: How To Get Local Government Officials Working for You

  • Dot's Hop House 2645 Commerce Street Dallas, TX, 75226 United States

Class Description

Unhappy with the state of the Nation? You can do something about it! 

If you are tired of politicians who push their own agenda, you are not alone. Luckily there is somebody here to help! Kimberly O'Neil, founder of Cause Studio and the nations youngest African American woman to serve as City Manager, will show you how to get your city officials to work for you.

Join us Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30 at DOTS Hop House in Deep Ellum, an establishment brimming in Dallas pride and history, for an illuminating talk on city politics from an expert community organizer. 

Learn how to move the needle at city hall, influence decisions in your community, and turn a politician into a representative

Admission is free.

6:30 pm: Reception
7:00 pm: Class Begins
8:00 pm: Class Ends


Class Instructor

Kimberly O'Neil MPA, MA, CPM is an award winning executive leadership and nonprofit expert. As the youngest African American woman to serve as a City Manager in the United States, she is now the Chief Executive Officer of The Giving Blueprint, a company with a three point mission to increase community engagement through the development of strategic partnerships, advocacy and civic education throughout local communities. As a veteran senior government and nonprofit executive, she has used her voice to impact policy decisions while lobbying in New York City and on Capitol Hill.

Kimberly has served as a featured expert in community giving for HuffPost Live and has presented talks to well known organizations such as: TEDxPlano, CNM Connect (formerly Center for Nonprofit Management), Executive Women in Texas Government, National Association of Women Business Owners, and Good Morning America Contributor Tory Johnson's Spark and Hustle Tour. She is also one of the co-organizers for The Thrive Tour, a national multi-city training workshop series for nonprofit leaders. Kimberly serves as an Advisory Committee member and mentor for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' social innovation program GroundFloor, and a Commissioner for the City of Plano (TX) Community Relations Commission.

As a social entrepreneur, Kimberly recognizes the value that startup nonprofit organizations provide to communities. In January 2015, she launched Cause Studio, an organization designed to reduce the number of failing startup nonprofit organizations in North Texas. For her efforts, she was recognized as one of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Minority Business Leader honorees. She has served as the social entrepreneurship track lead for Dallas Startup Week which provided training for hundreds of social innovators. In addition to being a sought after thought leader, strategist and speaker, Kimberly is a Political Science Professor and a published author.