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Public Policy Resources
Sample materials made using Candid's Foundation Maps: Professional for leave-behind materials when meeting with members of Congress.
Details on the key roles of delegation captains during Foundations on the Hill.
Sample letter to request a meeting with your federal lawmaker.
Use this resource as talking points for your Hill meetings at FOTH. The document includes suggested topics and messages to deliver to your members of Congress to ensure that all delegations are speaking with one voice about the issues that impact the sector.
Speadsheet and contact information for members of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee in the 116th Congress.
Send this two-pager in advance of a Hill meeting to preview the topics you wish to discuss or provide it at the end of the Hill meeting as part of your leave-behind packet.
Sample handouts and leave behind packets developed by regional associations for Foundations on the Hill.
Guide for delegation captains at Foundations on the Hill with helpful tips for scheduling meetings, preparing for meetings, conducting meetings, and more.
See how other regional philanthropy-serving organizations are promoting Foundations on the Hill with their members including email and on their websites.
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.
Check out the full agendas for the 2018 Foundations on the Hill. Last updated on 3/11/18.
Template letter to send to your Member of Congress to thank them for a meeting.
Find out how you can be a part of FOTH on social media and share your own experience with important hashtags, tips for how to live report from FOTH and your Hill Meetings and sample tweets.
As a part of preparing their delegations for their Hill meetings, some regional associations put together 1-2 page highlights of each Member of Congress including biographical details, legislative priorities, recent media coverage of interest, committee assignments, prior activity, etc.
To those unfamiliar with Capitol Hill, the titles given to staff of Members of Congress can be confusing. In order to enable you to be most effective in communicating with Congress, we have listed the most commonly used titles and principal functions of key staff in your Representative or Senator’s office.