Investing in Change: Foundation Support for Advocacy and Civic Engagement

Thursday, September 28, 2017
September 28, 2017 - 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Sponsored by Meyer Memorial Trust       

Not sure how to make the case for funding advocacy? Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? Wondering whether your public or private foundation can speak out on a particular issue? This training answers these questions and more! This session for both public and private foundations covers:

  • Activities that constitute advocacy and public policy work
  • Various advocacy roles for foundations
  • Definitions of lobbying
  • Activities that are exceptions to the definitions of lobbying, including those which are permissible by private foundations
  • Rules for private and public foundation grants to nonprofits that lobby, including general support and specific project grants
  • Grant agreement language that permits support for policy work
  • Engaging in and supporting nonpartisan election-related activities
  • Tools for evaluating advocacy

Join us for a training on advocacy basics for funders from the Alliance for Justice.


Location: Eliot Center @ First Unitarian Church | Room A108 | 1226 SW Salmon, Portland, OR 97205

$45.00 Members | $75 Non-Members


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