Investing in Change: Foundation Support for Lobbying and Other Advocacy
March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Not sure how to make the case for funding advocacy? Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? Join Tim Mooney, senior counsel of Bolder Advocacy to understand the kinds of advocacy activities you can safely engage in and best practices for grantmaking to give your grantees the most flexibility under the law.
This session on Thursday, March 21 at 1 PM EDT will include: exceptions to the definitions of lobbying, rules for private and public foundation grants to nonprofits that lobby, and grant agreement language that permits support for policy work.
Participants will learn:
- Why public and private foundation should support advocacy
- An overview of activities that constitute advocacy and public policy work
- Various advocacy roles for foundations
- The tax code’s definitions of lobbying
- Activities that are exceptions to the definitions of lobbying, including those which private foundations can engage in
- Rules for private and public foundation grants to nonprofits that lobby, including general support, specific project, and multi-year grants
- Grant agreement language that permits support for policy work.
Participants will also receive a resource guide designed to determine if lobbying rules in West Virginia might apply to your
state or local work.
This program is for Philanthropy WV members only, and is free to attend. No login required to register, just click the RSVP button below and enter your details.