Advocacy in Action Series

Advocacy in Action - A Virtual Learning Series

Philanthropy Northwest invites foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy to join us for the second year of our virtual workshop series. This year, we will have four sessions on the fundamentals of policy advocacy and setting the stage for effective policy advocacy at your foundations. The first three sessions will focus on building your organization’s policy advocacy capacity and strategy. The last session will focus on how you can work with grantees to support the most effective and meaningful types of investments. Each session features thought leaders and peer funders to engage and facilitate discussions on the various topics, and participants learn together in an interactive format.  

At the end of the series, funders will have the knowledge to move forward with the development and implementation of their own strategies to participate and make strategic investments in policy advocacy work. If you are unable to attend the entire series, we invite you to attend the workshops that are most relevant to you and your interest areas. 

Session attendees who want more customized information can sign up for ONE FREE HOUR of policy advocacy consulting from Philanthropy Northwest's Executive in Residence, Remy Trupin. Contact Ankita Patel, public policy and advocacy manager, for more information.

Series Schedule

Advocacy in Action Session 1: Policy Advocacy: Why, What, How? - Completed
March 18, 2019 10am-11:30am (Pacific) 
In session 1, we will talk about the fundamentals of advocacy and discuss the value add for funders engaging in policy advocacy as a strategy.

Advocacy in Action Session 2: Funding & Engaging in Policy Advocacy Rules and Regulations - Registration is now open!
April 22, 2019 10am-11:30am (Pacific)
In session 2, we will review the legal rules of funding and doing policy advocacy work and how these activities can leverage your foundations’ impact. 

Advocacy in Action Session 3: Preparing for Impact: Defining Success and Making the Case to Boards/Trustees - Registration coming soon
July 8, 2019 10am-11:30am (Pacific)
In session 3, we will look at ways funders can prepare to measure the impact of policy advocacy investments and build a case for their trustees and boards from a success mindset.

Advocacy in Action Session 4: Building Grantee Capacity to Do Policy Advocacy Work - Registration coming soon
September 9, 2019 10am-11:30am (Pacific) 
In session 4, we will look at investing in grantees and nonprofit partners to build their capacity to engage in policy advocacy, including base-building, community organizing, public education and lobbying.


Members = $60 per session
Non-members = $75 per session

How to Register

To register for individual sessions, click on the title of the session above to learn more about that session and to register online.


Contact Ankita Patel, public policy and advocacy manager, for more information.