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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 -
8:45am to 10:30am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 4th Floor, 79 Fifth Avenue, NYC
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True or false: 
  • It’s permissible for your foundation to advocate for specific public policy or legal issues
  • Your foundation 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 colleagues 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.
Part of Philanthropy New York's Advocacy 201 Series, "Policy, Advocacy and Government Affairs: New Perspectives on Foundations Taking Action.”
This program is "Partially Open."



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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.
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