Advocacy in Action #3 - Preparing for Impact: Defining Success and Making the Case to Boards/Trustees

Mon, July 8, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am PDT


Skepticism and fear are often the barriers for philanthropies when considering whether to engage in advocacy. In this session, we'll provide examples of how organizations came to embrace the invaluable tool for advancing their missions. We'll also answer the related question: does advocacy work? Participants will hear from peers, and from a leading practitioner in evaluating nonprofit advocacy. 



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.