Advocacy

News
Published: 10/09/2015
From direct advocacy with member of Congress to funding fellowships, this article from the GrantCraft Blog shares tips for engaging in the policy space. Policy dialogue can be a critical part of creating issue-area movement.
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News type: From the Web
Audience: All Members
Topic: Advocacy



News
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



Resource
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



Resource
Released: 02/2015

Since 2000, the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) has sought to increase resources for young people organizing for a more just and equitable society. This paper highlights how civic engagement leaders can look to the field of youth organizing for promising new strategies to assist them in increasing voter participation, passing beneficial policies, affecting redistricting in 2021, and changing how the Millennial Generation thinks about values and policies for their lifetimes.

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Resource Type: Report



Resource
Released: 10/2015

This publication will examine the common elements of the state and federal religious exemption laws, review the national landscape of religious exemption legislation and litigation, demonstrate how religious exemption laws have had serious unintended consequences, and examine the impact of broad religious exemption laws on the LGBT community.

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Resource Type: Report
Audience: All Members
Funding Area: LGBTQ



Resource
Released: 08/2015

This analysis provides greater insight into the extent to which Black and Hispanic adults with health coverage face disparities in access to and utilization of care and whether these disparities vary between Medicaid enrollees and privately insured adults. It is based on data from the 2014 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans.

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Resource Type: Funder Briefing
Audience: All Members
Topic: Advocacy
Funding Area: Health



Resource
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



Resource
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



Resource
Released: 12/2015

This report offers practical guidance on philanthropic organizations can use advocacy effectively to advance their mission.

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Resource Type: Best Practice