Making the Case for Philanthropic Support for Advocacy
Funding policy advocacy involves working to achieve change in a particular cause area by seeking to influence public policy - including laws, regulations and government practices. It can be a very effective way to address the complex social and environmental challenges we confront.
For this reason there is a growing impetus for philanthropy to fund policy advocacy, something very evident at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit in September 2017, which had a strong focus on policy advocacy.
To build on this momentum, Philanthropy Australia has produced 'The Power of Advocacy', a useful resource for philanthropic organisations interested in learning more about funding policy advocacy.
You can access the report by clicking on the link below.
Philanthropy Australia thanks The Reichstein Foundation and The Myer Foundation, whose generous support enabled the report to be produced. Thanks also to the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network for their advice and expertise.
Philanthropy Australia also thanks John Spierings, Kirsty Allen, Tabitha Lovett, Esther Abrams and Anne Robinson for their assistance with the development of the report.
In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit 2017, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.