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Forum's Statement on Johnson Amendment: Hearing on Examining a Church’s Right to Free Speech

Publication date: 
05/2017

The Forum submitted a written statement to the Hearing on Examining a Church’s Right to Free Speech Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations and Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules in support of upholding the Johnson Amendment. 

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News Release: Keep Partisan Politics Out of the Charitable Sector

Publication date: 
04/2017

A broad, nationwide coalition of 501(c)(3) organizations, made up of charitable nonprofits, including religious institutions, philanthropy serving organizations, and foundations, delivered a clear message to Congress: maintain the current law that protects nonprofit organizations from being hounded for partisan political contributions and endorsements.

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Breakout: Stand for Your Mission

Publication date: 
07/2016

Advocacy is a powerful lever for real impact, but only 33% of nonprofit organizations report that their board members are actively involved in advocating for their missions. And many organizations aren’t advocating at all. Join us for an interactive session to learn more about the Stand for Your Mission campaign that’s building awareness about the importance of board advocacy. 

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Briefing Papers on Congressional Delegates

Publication date: 
02/2016

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.

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Congressional Staff Roles

Publication date: 
11/2014

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.

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A User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning

Publication date: 
10/2009

A User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning was developed for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts. This tool takes users through four basic steps that generate the core elements of an advocacy evaluation plan, including what will be measured and how.

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Making the Case in Your Congressional Meetings Using Philanthropy Data: An August Recess Workshop

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Join Candid, Philanthropy California, and United Philanthropy Forum for an online workshop on how to maximize philanthropy data in your congressional meetings. The webinar will provide a space for PSOs to learn more about how to take advantage of existing data, hear tips from their peers about how they are presenting the information to policymakers, and participate in a conversation about what else can be done to improve the information provided to our members of Congress

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