Advocacy & Policy

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.

This includes:

  • 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.

EPIP Advocacy & Policy Blog Posts

EPIP NY | Reclaiming Our Vote

Posted on August 18, 2020

"Vote like your life depends on it" -Michelle Obama. These wise words, spoken to us by our forever First Lady, Michelle Obama, should not be taken lightly. EPIP NY is inviting you to help get out the vote in the upcoming November election.

We are joining Reclaim Our Vote to reach out to people in key states to encourage them to register to vote. Volunteers will receive a package with everything needed to write and mail postcards to potential voters with information on how to register. To volunteer, please email your mailing address so that you can receive the script, a set of 30 postcards, stamps, and labels. 

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Advocacy & Policy Events

EPIP has events that focus on Advocacy & Policy throughout the year, both through our webinars and national programming and through our chapter work. Any upcoming events will be listed below, but past events include Organizing for Justice (EPIP St. Louis), Advocacy Training: Foundations and Elections (EPIP Bay Area), and Transforming Philanthropy and Building Grassroots Power through 501(c)(4) Resources (EPIP’s Sankofa Summer learning series).   

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