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Session 2: State Policy Advocacy

Participants will focus on major issues and advocacy efforts in a few states across the country being led by PSOs to get a sense of what a campaign looks like and learn about the obstacle and opportunities in doing this important work. PSOs of varying sizes and resources will be highlighted. How and why does one engage? What are the tools that people find helpful and how does this align with any policy work at the federal level?


  • Regina Bell, Director of Public Policy, Council of Michigan Foundations
  • Jenee Velasquez, Executive Director, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation
  • Maggie Gunther Osborn, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, United Philanthropy Forum
Date & Time: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:15pm EDT
Salons D&E (Ballroom Level)