Philanthropy's involvement in public policy has shifted in recent years. Traditionally, PSOs and national infrastructure groups have focused almost exclusively on sector-protection issues, like excise tax and expanding the charitable deduction. More recently, however, some of these groups have elected to expand their public policy portfolios to include issues impacting communities across the country.
This expansion has altered the sector's public policy footprint, ushering in an innovative advocacy approach that uses philanthropy's considerable influence and voice to support policy solutions that seek to eliminate inequities and uplift communities.
This panel will feature sector leaders in the field of public policy, as they lead a robust conversation on how more PSOs and the broader sector can get involved in this work. Panelists will identify opportunities, ways to address pitfalls and obstacles, and discuss the importance of collective engagement.