Sample public policy agendas, principles, and action plans from philanthropy-serving organizations.
Public Policy Resources
Resources developed by the Charitable Giving Coalition, the Forum, Council on Foundations, and regional philanthropy networks around protecting the Charitable Deduction. These include FAQs, infographics, talking points, position statements, op-eds, and other sample articles.
Case studies from philanthropy-serving organizations that articulate why grantmaker members should engage in public policy work.
Sample member surveys from regional associations on public policy work.
The guide is based on a premise supported by everyone we interviewed: that philanthropy-serving organizations can and should become more intentional about building member support for policy work in order to be more effective in that work, and also, according to some, to be more effective associations generally.
Sample descriptions of RA affinity groups working on policy.
Sample job descriptions and requests for proposals for public policy related positions including fellows, lobbyists, liaisons, and consultants.
Sample materials from regional associations developed to engage their members in policy issues. Materials range from webinar invites to one-pager info sheets covering topics such as the Charitable IRA Rollover, education reform, and mental health reform.
This checklist developed by the PolicyWorks for Philanthropy community can help you create strategies to reach policymakers. It focuses on seven core questions to explore and includes reflections from regional association leaders.
In order to explore how to increase the value of coalitions, this report from TCC Group and the California Endowment examines the questions: "What are coalitions?" and "How can we monitor their progress and effectiveness?"
This report from NCRP discusses how philanthropy can more effectively use limited resources to help reform and improve school systems, with specific focus on inequality in access and opportunities among underserved students.
PolicyTool is a social media policy generator that simplifies the process of creating guidelines that respect the rights of your employees while protecting your brand online.
The PolicyWorks Starter Kit has been created for use by the PolicyWorks Community of regional associations of grantmakers who have made a commitment to growing their capacity and increasing their work in government relations and public policy work.
Sample public policy committee roles, responsibilities and principles from PSOs.
Sample policy and procedures that provide a framework for public policy work and the process by which public policy committees adopt and express legislative positions.