Using Advocacy to Support Mission: What Your Foundation Can and Can’t Do, Can and Can’t Fund

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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True or false:

  • It’s permissible for your foundation to make grants that are used for public policy or legal advocacy
  • Your foundation grants cannot fund nonprofits that advocate or lobby
  • A 501 (h) election allows your foundation to take a stance on a piece of legislation
  • Administrative lobbying is subject to all the same rules as legislative lobbying

The answers to these and many other questions may surprise you. And, if they do, you may be missing out on a strategy that can advance your foundation's goals. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know about the ins-and-outs — and what's licit and what's not — about using or funding advocacy to further your foundation’s work.

Join us for a lively discussion with Sean Delany, Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Alliance for New York. Mr. Delany’s expertise in this field will give even the most seasoned grantmaker new information that can be put to use immediately.


Designed for

CEOs, trustees, program officers and other funders interested in education, civic engagement, community development, social justice and/or advocacy as a tool to further their mission. This program is open to funders of all levels of experience.


2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Check-in

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Program Registration is required by July 11th.

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