Advocacy efforts, including lobbying, are critically important to the success of many nonprofits. Advocacy by 501(c)(3) organizations is legal, as long as your organization follows the rules. Of course, like other work your organization does, advocacy requires financial support. There are many ways in which you can raise money for advocacy, including fundraising events, membership dues, individual donations, and grants from public or private foundations.
Foundation Legal Help Desk advisors respond to a question on whether or not a foundation can make scholarship payments to a for-profit college.
This brief and funding recommendations considers the implications of the 'public charge' rule and how philanthropy can mount an effective immediate and long-term response.
As part of a broader strategy to use digital tools and platforms for Get Out the Count efforts, Census Counts has launched a Digital Academy.
The Digital Academy has two parts. The first is a set of six short videos on introductory digital organizing information such as use of email, text messaging, and digital ads. The second is a series of five 60-minute online trainings providing proven digital organizing techniques for census outreach.
This report published in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia provides a snapshot of how the business community of Philadelphia engages in philanthropy and the scale and scope of those philanthropic activities.
Training materials for Boot Camp and Community Foundation Basics provides an overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation.
A list of podcasts compiled through the collaboration of organizations belonging to United Philanthropy Forum.
This page contains materials on Community Leadership Fundamentals for community foundations.
This webinar provides an in-depth discussion of investment trends for private and community foundations.