The Advocacy team strengthens awareness and understanding of the interior design profession among professionals and the public alike, through grassroots initiatives that focus on dialogue, education and evidence based design.
Every year, the Northern Pacific Chapter sets a theme for our collective focus based on interest expressed in an annual member survey. This year, the Chapter will rally around the Year of Advocacy, and focus on rapid growth and increased activity in that realm. Our growing team is shifting from a structure of two large events to a multitude of smaller events, which will ensure that advocacy is a constant topic of conversation in our local communities. Efforts that have previously been almost exclusively focused on Seattle City Center will be expanded Chapter-wide through multiple events and initiatives.
Finally, we organize efforts with two audiences in mind: internal and external. Internal advocacy focuses on interior designers and closely related professions, and is supported by our Amplify and forum events. External advocacy is focused on the general public and community outreach, through our Bridge and tour events.
An Advocacy Brunch Workshop
Acquiesce Less, Educate More
A Community Outreach Program
Connecting the value of interior design to the greater community, for lasting impact.
May 5-7, 2017, Mary’s Place, Downtown Seattle
We are excited to announce that our second annual community service project, BRIDGE, is now underway! Launched in 2015, BRIDGE is an external outreach initiative designed to connect communities in need with the talent and vision of our industry for lasting impact. We are currently seeking donations from IIDA sponsors, industry partners, and the design community at large to help make this year’s project another success!
We are honored to devote this year’s effort to Mary’s Place, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to empowering homeless women, children, and families to reclaim their lives. At Mary’s Place, shelter, nourishment, and resources are provided in a safe community for those seeking healing and hope.
Find out how IIDA NPC is making an impact by exploring the links below. If you would like to lend your voice to the conversation, please contact the IIDA NPC VP of Advocacy.