Focus on Foundations

When a foundation invests in advocacy, either by supporting nonprofits or engaging in advocacy itself, the value of its overall giving is multiplied exponentially. It’s important to know that foundation support for nonprofits that engage in advocacy, including lobbying and election-related activities, isn’t just legal—it’s important, powerful, and fundamental to democracy.

Whether your foundation has yet to embark on an advocacy journey or has a culture that already embraces advocacy, Bolder Advocacy can help.

Bolder Advocacy gives foundations and their grantees the tools and the confidence to advocate effectively. Foundations and nonprofits turn to us when navigating complex rules governing advocacy, and we work every day to protect and expand the rights of nonprofits and foundations to advocate. Bolder Advocacy can equip your foundation’s staff and trustees with the information and strategies they need to better leverage critical dollars, expertise, and people.

Featured Resources

Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook: Leveraging Your Dollars

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

How Foundations Can be Engaged This Election Year

Election season presents tremendous opportunities for philanthropic organizations to educate voters and candidates on the issues core to their charitable missions. Through strategies such as civic engagement and public policy advocacy, nonprofit organizations can expand the reach and impact of their activities.

Words to Give By

A compilation of interviews with foundation leaders on the importance of supporting advocacy.

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