Advocacy Grantmaking Training: Why Support Advocacy in an Election Year?
Do you know the legal parameters of what advocacy activities your foundation is able to support? What about during an election year, when electoral efforts are kicked into high gear? And, really, given all of the considerations you currently have for your grantees, why should you even be thinking about any of this?
NCG is ready to once again delve into these questions as part of the Alliance for Justice’s Advocacy Grantmaking Workshop, this year co-presented in partnership with the Bay Area Asset Funders Network.
This regularly offered workshop offers a training geared toward grantmakers to explore how various advocacy activities — including lobbying and nonpartisan electoral work — are central to furthering the goals of nonprofits, as well as the foundations that support them. The session, led by Nayantara Mehta, Senior Counsel with AFJ and member of NCG’s Public Policy Committee, will explain the legal rules governing these activities.
During the session, which will be held at The California Endowment’s Oakland Conference Center, we’ll also review the types of activities foundations may legally fund and those they may conduct themselves, all while addressing why foundation support for advocacy is so important.