Forum members share strategies for members to use in their local communities to engage with state/local officials and advocate for equitable allocation of ARPA dollars. Responses are compiled below by known organizations.
A letter from the Forum and national partners regarding the Accelerating Charitable Efforts (or ACE Act).
This year, the sector came together in an unprecedented way to participate in FOTH. The Forum has put together a video to recap this unique experience. Feel free to download and enjoy.
Forum members share what they are doing in terms of advocacy and policy due to COVID-19. Responses are compiled below by known organizations.
The convening of the 117th Congress and the inauguration of a new presidential administration provides the Forum with an opportunity to apply a renewed focus to its public policy work over the next two years. To that end, the Forum has developed six public policy principles that will guide our work during that time.
Sample letter to request a meeting with your federal lawmaker.
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.
Sample handouts and leave behind packets developed for Foundations on the Hill.
On June 22, 2020, the Forum submitted comments encouraging the Federal Reserve System to include a loan forgiveness provision and not to exclude nonprofits with less than 50 employees in the Main Street Lending Program to provide access to credit for nonprofit organizations (which are often led by and serve communities of color, communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic).
Independent Sector submitted written testimony to the Joint Economic Committee on June 9, 2020. The testimony was submitted for the hearing "Supporting Charitable Giving during the COVID-19 Crisis."