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Strengthening Philanthropy’s Capacity to Engage in Policy: Progress Report on United Philanthropy Forum’s PolicyWorks Initiative

Publication date: 
09/2018

This report highlights key areas of progress for the Forum’s PolicyWorks initiative during its first nine years, based on the responses of 32 regional PSOs. It documents some dramatic gains in regional PSOs’ capacity to engage in government relations, advocacy and public policy work, and the critical role that the Forum has played in directly supporting this growth.

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Forum Policy Playbook: September Edition

Publication date: 
09/2017

The September edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide focuses on letters to the editor and op-eds. With Congress returning to Washington to face debates over tax reform, and everyone re-focused on work after the summer holidays, this is an opportune moment to get our issues on policymakers’ radar.

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Philanthropy Serving Organizations (PSO) Post-Election Activity Updates

Publication date: 
03/2017

This document was developed by Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST) staff to share emerging strategies, events and resources from philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs) in response to the new political environment and its impact on philanthropy, our networks and the communities we serve.

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Donor Advised Funds

Publication date: 
01/2017

Donor advised funds are powerful tools – both for average people who want to make lasting commitments to their communities, as well as those with significant financial resources who are looking for an alternative to a private foundation. See the Forum's position and resources on this issue.

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Bolder Advocacy

Publication date: 
12/2016

An initiative of the Alliance for Justice, Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so.

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