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WEBINAR: Engaging in and Supporting Advocacy: Five Things Every Foundation Should Know

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Not sure how to make the case for funding advocacy? Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? Wondering whether your foundation can speak out on a particular issue? This training answers these questions and more! This session covers:

  • Overview of activities that constitute advocacy and public policy work
  • Various advocacy roles for foundations
  • Definitions of lobbying
  • Activities that are exceptions to the definitions of lobbying, including those which are permissible by private foundations
  • Rules for private foundation grants to nonprofits that lobby, including general support, specific project, and multi-year grants
  • Grant agreement language that permits support for policy work

Learning Objectives:
Whether your foundation is seasoned at engaging and supporting advocacy or considering supporting advocacy for the first time, you will leave this webinar with –

  • A clear understanding of how your foundation can fund advocacy
  • Two safe harbors that help foundations support public charities that engage in lobbying
  • How foundations themselves can engage in advocacy

Presenter: Keely Monroe, Counsel, Alliance for Justice

Registration Fees



February 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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