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2020 Advocacy in Action Session 4 – Building Democracy

2020 Advocacy in Action Session 4 – Building Democracy

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Event details

Monday, November 2, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am PST

About this event

In this fourth session of Advocacy in Action, we will highlight how philanthropy can strengthen democracy by sharing bright spots and lessons learned. Funders can improve democratic processes through a variety of forms, from public policy advocacy and research to civic engagement grantmaking. During our time together we will spotlight funding data and examples from Philanthropy Northwest's Democracy Lens, as well as insights from funders actively engaged in reinventing our democratic processes and institutions in ways that reflect their communities. Through this discussion, participants will learn more about the various direct and indirect ways their organization can improve civic life for the area they serve.



Philanthropy Northwest invites foundation staff, board members and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy to join us for our virtual workshop series. Each session features thought leaders and peer funders to engage and facilitate discussions on policy advocacy topics, and participants learn together in an interactive format. Session attendees may also sign up for ONE FREE HOUR of policy advocacy consulting from Philanthropy Northwest's Executive in Residence, Remy Trupin. You can also learn more about the whole series on our series registration page.


Session 1 - Rules of Advocacy for Funders
February 24, 2020 10-11:30 am (Pacific)

Session 2 - Policy Advocacy: Why Policy Advocacy
April 27, 2020 10-11:30 am (Pacific)

Session 3 - Scaling Impact: Working Together for a Common Cause
September 21, 2020 10-11:30 am (Pacific) 

Session 4 - Building Democracy
November 2, 2020, 10-11:30 am (Pacific)


Please contact Ankita Patel with any questions.