Resources for GWP Program The Role of Media in Civic Engagement 5-1-18
GWP Program Materials
The attendees of this webinar heard from Erin Casey, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Voice and Keely Monroe, Democracy Program Manager at Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation who talked about why the 2020 Census matters; what’s at stake, both nationally and in Pennsylvania; the value of full count efforts currently underway, such as Keystone Counts; and how funders can take the lead now to lay important groundwork for a full
This is a recording of the live webcast of the 2018 keynote address on the federal budget and tax outlook from Bob Greenstein, President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Foundations on the Hill 2018
March 12-14, 2018
Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) brings together foundation leaders from across the country for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. FOTH is presented by United Philanthropy Forum, in partnership with the Alliance for Charitable Reform and Council on Foundations.
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The opioid epidemic affects Pennsylvanians from every walk of life. Rich, poor, black, white, young, or old – the opioid crisis is unprecedented in its reach and devastation. At least ten Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose, with over 3,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2015 alone. In recent years, major U.S. policy efforts have been aimed at combating the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths.
This Keystone Policy Series call discussed how funders can make a case for funding advocacy and where to begin.
This Keystone Policy call involved a discussion about Health Policy. Ann Torregrossa, Executive Director of PHFC, provided an update on PHFC’s priorities and initiatives for 2017. Ann Marie Healy, Executive Director of First Hospital Foundation, described the foundation's recent strategic planning process. She and her board arrived at a new focus that puts policy advocacy at the forefront of the foundation’s work.
Use the links below to view resources for this call.
About the PLACES (Professionals Learning About Community, Equity and Smart Growth) Fellowship Program:
PLACES, hosted by the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, is designed to help funders use an explicit equity lens in supporting community development. With this framework, funders can better engage and leverage residents’ own perspectives in improving their communities.
How They Do It: Pennsylvania Funders on Engaging the Public Sector
Philanthropy professionals in Pennsylvania understand how state policy affects the nonprofit sector, and many have a history of engaging and educating state policymakers. Even given private foundations’ constraints on lobbying, there are numerous opportunities for communication between philanthropy and the public sector that are permissible and can serve to build relationships and advance important issues.