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Supporting your Policy & Advocacy Engagement


Through year-round learning events, our Policy Online Community, and meaningful opportunities to deepen relationships with your state and federal policymakers and resources; we are here to equip all CMF members in your policy and advocacy engagement to advance transformative and systemic change. 

Philanthropy can serve as a critical partner on key policy issues as we work to advance thriving, more equitable communities. As illustrated in the graphic below, Michigan philanthropy plays many important roles including bringing people together, serving as thought partners, elevating community needs, engaging in ongoing learning, championing community-centered problem solving and leveraging resources. 

A circle with six interconnecting puzzle piece style divisions that outline how Michigan Philanthropy is in Action with lawmakers and beyond

Connect with us!

CMF’s Government Relations Public Policy Team is available to present to your staff or your Board on topics related to policy and advocacy, including how all of Michigan philanthropy can engage in advocacy efforts, examples from the field and more. If you are interested, please contact the team

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Regina Bell

Chief Policy Officer

(313) 566-2447


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Nathan Murphy

Senior Policy, Practice and Government Relations Coordinator

(616) 850-2133


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Cassidy Uchman

Public Policy Fellow

(313) 752-0964