As politics in the US become ever more polarized, effective policy advocacy organizations are frequently drawn into the public eye for their good work. With increased visibility comes added scrutiny, and navigating this work can become more complicated for both funders and grantees. This event will be a timely opportunity for funder learning and exchange about the unique challenges and opportunities involved in funding advocacy in the current political climate. Through case examples including Planned Parenthood and Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), plus the perspectives of legal and communications experts, this event will address funder questions about how to be effective and responsible representatives of their foundations and supportive to grantees.
- Best practices among funders for working with advocacy grantees who experience heightened public scrutiny for their work
- Relevant legal issues surrounding funding advocacy work
- Effective communications response strategies for advocacy organizations
A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing co-sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Ms. Foundation for Women, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New World Foundation, Ottinger Foundation, Public Interest Projects, Surdna Foundation, and Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock.
Welcome: Lance Lindblom, President and CEO, Nathan Cummings Foundation
- Tarso Ramos, Executive Director, Political Research Associates
- Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund
- Madeline Janis, Executive Director, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
- Phil Henderson (Moderator), President, Surdna Foundation
- Mark Fabiani, Principal, Fabiani & Lehane LLC
- Nan Aron, President, Alliance for Justice
- Pablo J. Farías, Vice President, Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation
- Michele Lord (Moderator), President, Public Interest Projects; Executive Director, Ottinger Foundation
Experienced grantmakers and Senior level Foundation executives.