Speak Out: Social Justice Advocacy for Private Foundations

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Not sure how to make the case for funding advocacy for social justice or equity? Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? Wondering whether or how your foundation can speak out on a particular policy issue such as affordable housing?

Private foundations have an important role to play in building power for communities of color and low-income communities beyond just project support grants. Join us to hear how Meyer Memorial Trust has approached funding their grantees to engage in advocacy – and even engage in advocacy themselves as a private foundation. Bolder Advocacy, a program of Alliance for Justice, will demystify Meyer’s advocacy work with a training on the kinds of advocacy activities you can safely engage in as a funder at a private foundation. This includes best practices for grantmaking to give your grantees the most flexibility under the law for their advocacy efforts.

Note: This webinar is intended for grantmakers at private foundations. NFG recently held a webinar for public foundation audience (e.g., community foundations). A recording of the public foundation training is available here.

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