For this suite of resources, GrantCraft captured the wisdom of philanthropic leaders who have participated in multi-party advocacy collaboratives and conducted a literature scan of how foundations talk about advocacy-focused collaborative work.
Daniel Kemmis explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy in this updated report. Beginning with a wide-ranging stroll through the shared history of philanthropy and democracy, Kemmis examines the current post-Citizens United landscape and asks whether philanthropy can and should do more to strengthen the infrastructure and practices of democracy.
This publication provides information on 11 benefits and conversation-starters about philanthropic advocacy and lobbying. Specifically, it answers your questions about legal rules and provides concrete examples, templates, resources, and tips.
Regional Associations and their members are leading the public discussion on the America Gives More Act as shown by this collection of op-ed's authored by RA CEOs.
Regional association members are reaching out to their Senators and supporting the America Gives More Act. Here you'll find sample documents as examples of member action.
Planning to Win: The Just Enough Guide for Campaigners uses a six-step process to help organizations and coalitions build effective plans that lead to winning behavior, corporate or policy change campaigns.
PowerPoint slides from "The Washington Update," a presentation by Sue Santa, Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Council on Foundations, at the PolicyWorks Institute 2014. Topics include the 2014 mid-term elections, the America Gives More Act, and Chairman David Camp's discussion draft on tax reform.
Examples of regional associations communications with U.S. Senators around the America Give More Act.
Examples of regional association communications with their members and policy groups around the America Gives More Act.
Nonprofits can and should play an active role during elections, particularly by educating and activating voters. However, with important local, state and federal elections coming up this fall, nonprofits should take the time to remind their staff about appropriate activity during a political campaign or at any other time.