Advocacy in Action #2 - Funding & Engaging in Policy Advocacy: Rules & Regs

Mon, April 22, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am PDT

SESSION 2: Funding & Engaging in Policy Advocacy: Rules & Regs  
April 22 10am-11:30am (Pacific) 

Foundations often miss their incredible opportunity to shape public policy due to a fear of engaging in lobbying. Lobbying is a form of advocacy – and a completely legal form – that is only one point on the continuum of ways to use one’s voice. When foundations do not use their voices to speak about policies impacting their organizations and communities they serve, it removes the philanthropic sector from the democratic process. For our second Advocacy in Action training, we'll be joined by an expert from the Bolder Advocacy initiative at Alliance for Justice who will empower you with the legal rules of both funding and participating directly in policy advocacy activities, including lobbying.



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, and 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. 


Advocacy in Action Session 1: Policy Advocacy: Why, What, How?
March 18, 2019 10am-11:30am (Pacific) 

Advocacy in Action Session 2: Funding & Engaging in Policy Advocacy Rules and Regulations
April 22, 2019 10am-11:30am (Pacific) 

Advocacy in Action Session 3: Preparing for Impact: Defining Success and Making the Case to Boards/Trustees
July 8, 2019 10am-11:30am (Pacific)

Advocacy in Action Session 4: Building Grantee Capacity to Do Policy Advocacy Work
September 9, 2019 10am-11:30am (Pacific) 

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. 

If you are unable to attend this event, please feel free to register for pre-reading materials and a recording for the webinar. 


Please contact Ankita Patel, public policy and advocacy manager.