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Public Policy

This publication provides information on 11 benefits and conversation-starters about philanthropic advocacy and lobbying. Specifically, it answers your questions about legal rules and provides concrete examples, templates, resources, and tips.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Public Policy

Nonprofits can and should play an active role during elections, particularly by educating and activating voters. However, with important local, state and federal elections coming up this fall, nonprofits should take the time to remind their staff about appropriate activity during a political campaign or at any other time.

Topic: Public Policy

The Standards for Excellence code provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organization.

In order to explore how to increase the value of coalitions, this report from TCC Group and the California Endowment examines the questions: "What are coalitions?" and "How can we monitor their progress and effectiveness?"

Topic: Public Policy

This report from NCRP discusses how philanthropy can more effectively use limited resources to help reform and improve school systems, with specific focus on inequality in access and opportunities among underserved students.

Audience: All Funders

The Foundation Center has documented the opinions of foundation executives about the legislative efforts in California and Florida regarding the public disclosure of private foundation practices related to diversity in a report titled "Foundation Leaders Divided on Legislation: Supportive of Fiel

This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for private foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.

Topic: Public Policy

This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for community and public foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of these foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.

Topic: Public Policy

This research documents how 15 nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County and their allies leveraged foundation grants to secure nearly $91 of benefit for every dollar spent for Los Angeles citizens.

Audience: Family Foundation
Topic: Public Policy

Online news service for state public policy information from Pew Charitable Trusts; focus on important state-level issues such as healthcare, tax and budget policy, the environment, welfare reform, and more.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Public Policy

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