Giving Compass’ Take:
• Experts gathered by Urban Insitute share insights into the role of foundations engaging in policy advocacy to advance their work.
• Can these approaches advance your philanthropic efforts? Are you ready to engage in advocacy?
• Learn about one foundation’s advocacy efforts to improve health.
In search of greater impact, innovative philanthropists and foundation leaders are embracing new approaches to policy advocacy, including alternative legal structures (especially LLCs), more ambitious collaborative giving vehicles, new ways of listening to and empowering groups directly affected by social problems, and more direct engagement in public debate. These innovations can be both inspiring and bewildering for a wide range of donors who are eager to make a difference on issues they care about — but unsure about how to move forward legally and with high impact.
The Urban Institute invites you to a discussion of these issues with four of the nation’s top philanthropic leaders. We will explore a number of specific innovations and shed light on how givers of every political stripe can make a difference through effective issue advocacy. We will also offer insights to help advocates and policy experts better understand the new landscape.
Read the full article about philanthropic approaches to policy advocacy at Urban Institute.
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