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Educating members of Congress about the work of foundations and corporate grantmaking programs is a significant part of the philanthropic mission. The Advocacy 101 Toolkit provides tools to assist in communicating with your members of Congress:
This valuable resource guides foundations interested in becoming part of the national policy conversation and educating legislators about their impact in society. It offers advice on scheduling a meeting with a member of Congress; format options for those meetings; sample letter, fax, and e-mail formats; and more.
Download your copy.
Contact your officials to tell them how proposed legislation would impact the philanthropic sector.
Let us know about your relationships with members of Congress so we may contact you when it's time to act.