This report highlights key areas of progress for the Forum’s PolicyWorks initiative during its first nine years, based on the responses of 32 regional PSOs. It documents some dramatic gains in regional PSOs’ capacity to engage in government relations, advocacy and public policy work, and the critical role that the Forum has played in directly supporting this growth.
Public Policy Resources
More than 33 PSO organizations signed onto a letter opposing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
National Philanthropic Trust's 2018 Donor-Advised Fund Report examines 2013 through 2017 fiscal year data from 1,002 charities. For the eighth consecutive year, there was growth in all key metrics—number of individual donor-advised funds, total grant dollars from them, total contributions to them and total charitable assets in them.
The Forum signed the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship to present a united front to preserve the protections in the current law.
This fact sheet from The Leadership Conference Education Fund provides background on Asian American and NSPI households and also details ways for stakeholders to help improve the count of their households in the 2020 Census.
This fact sheet from The Leadership Conference Education Fund provides background on Latino households and also details ways for stakeholders to help improve the count of all Latino households in the 2020 Census.
Find materials for this session focused on the 2020 Census held at the 2018 PolicyWorks Institute before Foundations on the Hill
This December 2017 edition of the Forum Policy Playbook focuses on the upcoming 2018 PolicyWorks Institute and Foundations on the Hill schedule for March 11-14 in Washington, DC. We look at why you and your members should attend; what you need to know to encourage your member’s engagement and your PSO team’s involvement; provide tips on how to organize and plan; and offer Forum member resources to help guide your efforts.
Report by Dr. William (Bill) O’Hare about special challenges that will make some rural areas and populations difficult to count accurately.
Checklist for legislators on how they can help ensure a fair and accurate census in their state. Developed on behalf of National Conference of State Legislatures by Jeffrey M. Wise, Special Counsel, New York State Assembly.
Interested in learning more about Foundations on the Hill? Please use this list to find your state and the contact information for who to get in touch with for further information.
The November 2017 edition of the Forum Policy Playbook focuses on taking policy positions and creating a legislative agenda. We look at the common traits of successful legislative agendas; comment on the benefits of having a process in place to consider expedited approval of policy positions; and share samples from members that are engaging in this work.
A memo from the Census Bureau with a list of locations for the 248 planned Area Census Offices (i.e. "local" offices).
The October edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide focuses on how to engage in elections. With off-year elections coming up in November, it is an appropriate time to focus on this issue, and perhaps stimulate some thinking on how your organization might get engaged in the elections in 2018 and beyond.shington to face debates over tax reform, and everyone re-focused on work after the summer holidays, this is an opportune moment to get our issues on policymakers’ radar.
Guidance on how your foundation can play a role in engaging the business sector to help achieve a successful 2020 Census.
Background on the critical nature of the Census as a part of the private sector.
This document from the Leadership Conference Education Fund explores why the 2020 census is a civil rights issue; why the census is an urgent issue; principles of a fair and accurate census; and what action is needed.
The Leadership Conference Education Fund released answers to common questions regarding the local updating of census addresses (LUCA).
This resource from the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) explains what we know about census accuracy and why it matters to funders and their grantees.
This guide provides resources to help you and your members connect with your legislators during the 2017 abbreviated congressional August recess.