ACT NOW! In It for the Long Haul: How Funders Can Help Grantees Sustain Long-Term Advocacy

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Bolder Advocacy expands on the final capacity areas from the Advocacy Capacity Tool and present skills, knowledge, and practices that can help funders identify organizations’ capacity for sustainability and long-term advocacy:

  • Organizational Commitment to supporting advocacy work, including leadership commitment for, and staff time dedicated to, this work;
  • Organizational fundraising practices that incorporate an understanding of how foundations can support advocacy and that help funders understand how the group can use advocacy to accomplish its mission;
  • Decision-making structure and process that allows the organization to make timely and well informed decisions related to public policy advocacy; and
  • Fiscal management practices that reflect an understanding of the rules related to grant support for lobbying and other advocacy work.

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Content Partner: Alliance for Justice: Bolder Advocacy

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Assists funders in identifying organizations’ capacity for sustainability and long-term advocacy

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Sue Hoechstetter and Mary McClure



Foundation Management
Financial Stewardship

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