Advocacy

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Published: 10/21/2014
The question for foundation leaders is how best to develop a relationship with elected and appointed officials, government bureaucrats and other policymakers to achieve the social, civic and monetary impact desired, according to three experts on the public policy/philanthropic dynamic.
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News type: Newswire
Audience: All Members
Funding Area: Advocacy



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Released: 08/2014

Planning to Win: The Just Enough Guide for Campaigners uses a six-step process to help organizations and coalitions build effective plans that lead to winning behavior, corporate or policy change campaigns.

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Resource Type: TemplateToolkit
Topic: Advocacy
Funding Area: Advocacy



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Released: 12/2014

Most funders agree that effective grantmaking requires pursuing a range of complementary approaches. Direct grants are the lifeblood of organizations and the cornerstone of funder practice, but grantmakers also provide critical value when they help grantees develop organizational leadership and governance, strengthen strategic collaborations with peers, network with new allies, and expand field knowledge, among other things.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport
Funding Area: EducationAdvocacySustainability



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Released: 12/2012

The Grantmaking for Community Impact Project demonstrates the tremendous return on grant dollars invested in policy and civic engagement efforts of nonprofits through research conducted in New Mexico, North Carolina, Minnesota, Los Angeles County, Northwest Region, Pennsylvania and the Gulf/Midsouth.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport



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Released: 01/2015

Philanthropy plays an important role in addressing the needs and lifting up the challenges facing our country’s diverse population of newcomers. This flowchart addresses some common concerns and questions about investing in this dynamic and critically important funding space.

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Resource Type: Infographic
Audience: All Members
Funding Area: AdvocacySocial Justice



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Released: 12/2015

Prioritizing gender can lead to a deepened understanding of many pressing and complex social issues, and opens up political opportunities to address them. A gender justice approach to civic engagement helps ensure that everyone can participate in community, state, and national policy discussions. Active and informed constituents can improve conditions for themselves and others by shaping policies, holding elected officials accountable, and demonstrating organized political power.

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Resource Type: Report
Audience: Women and Girls
Funding Area: Advocacy



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Released: 07/2015

Grantcraft explores some best practices around how women’s grassroots and advocacy movements are created in this infographic.

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Resource Type: Infographic