Philanthropic advocacy has the potential and responsibility to go beyond tax law and work towards broader shifts in policy. Re-examining the role of advocacy & policy within the philanthropic sector will help to build collaborations between grantmaking and advocacy that can be leveraged to drive greater systemic change.
- Engaging in advocacy as a foundation and/or as a leader within a philanthropic institution
- The roles of 501c3 vs 501c4 organizations
- National and local policies that impact communities, non-profits, and the institute of philanthropy
Advocacy & Policy Resources
Want to learn more about the role of advocacy and policy in philanthropy? The Bolder Advocacy resource library (a program of Alliance for Justice) includes articles on Giving to 501(c)(4) Organizations, Foundation Advocacy Grants, and 501(c)(3)/501(c)(4) Collaboration.
You can also build on your advocacy & policy work by learning more about philanthropy as a whole with Sector Knowledge, advocating for change on an organizational level with Organizational Leadership & Governance, or taking a look at all seven ILF cornerstones here.