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What, Why, and How: Advocacy Rules of Engagement for Philanthropy

Foundations and nonprofits increasingly see advocacy as an important tool for achieving their missions. With rising interest in advocacy, many stakeholders have questions about the rules and regulations guiding their ability to advocate. The Forum’s Guide to Advocacy develops a baseline for understanding the public policy and advocacy process for the sector.

The Guide provides an overview of:

  • what is public policy and advocacy,
  • why advocacy matters for the philanthropic sector, and
  • how foundations and their grantees can participate in advocacy.

Leverage this guide to learn about how public policy and advocacy relate to fostering discussion about issues impacting funders and communities, creating systemic change, and protecting funding. Philanthropic leaders and advocates can use this guide to promote a strong sector and vibrant, equitable communities.

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