Private Foundations Engaging in Direct Advocacy Amid Disaster

FavoriteAs government officials around the globe work to respond to public health and economic emergencies, it is essential that they hear from the communities hardest hit by crises. This resource is geared towards private foundations that want to speak out directly on relief efforts and lift up proposals their grantees and communities have developed. Although private foundations cannot lobby themselves, they can engage in many policy activities that are not defined by the IRS as lobbying. This factsheet contains a few tips for those private foundations that want to join sign-on letters, leverage relationships with decision-makers, and engage in direct Read more

Resources for Capacity Assessment and Evaluation

FavoriteThe Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT), International ACT (IACT), PowerCheck: Community Organizing Capacity Tool, and Resources for Evaluating Community Organizing (RECO) are powerful tools for foundations that want to understand and evaluate the skills and readiness of their grantees, identify gaps and opportunities in their own advocacy portfolios, and focus resources where they matter most.

Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook

Favorite This publication provides information on 11 benefits and conversation-starters about philanthropic advocacy and lobbying. Specifically, it answers your questions about legal rules and provides concrete examples, templates, resources, and tips. Our goal is to help foundations and their grantee partners understand how advocacy and lobbying leverages their grant dollars, strengthens their missions, and helps them shape positive policy change to benefit communities.