Webinar

Rules of Advocacy and Lobbying for Grantmakers

Join the Council on Foundations Legal Team to learn more about all the ways foundations can engage in public policy and advocacy. We will also explore tips on how grantmakers can support civil engagement and what foundations need to know about election year politics.

Date & Time

Location

Zoom Webinar

Cost

Free for Members; $99 for Nonmembers

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It is easy to get hung up on what you think you cannot do when engaging with policymakers. The good news is, you can do more than you may think!

Though the law varies among different types of foundations, all foundation types can engage in advocacy! Join the Council on Foundations Legal Team to learn more about all the ways foundations can engage in public policy and advocacy.

Participants will learn what constitutes permissible, non-partisan advocacy. We will explore regulations versus legislation, learning the difference and why it matters. Attendees will find out about exceptions to the limitation on lobbying. We will also discuss how grantmakers can support civic engagement, including what foundations can do to educate voters during election year politics and what it means to support or oppose a candidate.

Purchase of this webinar guarantees access to the webinar recording.

In this webinar, we'll explore:

  • What constitutes permissible, non-partisan advocacy and whether bi-partisan action is as good as non-partisan action

  • The difference between regulation and legislation and why it matters

  • Exceptions to the limitation on lobbying

  • What foundations can do to educate voters and support civic engagement

  • What qualifies as support or opposition for a particular candidate

Featuring the Council on Foundations Legal Team:

Remy Barnwell
Remy Barnwell
Staff Counsel

 

Ben McDearmon
Ben McDearmon
Staff Counsel

 

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