Public Policy and Advocacy

Statewide Rapid Response Webinar on Family Separation and Detention in PA - What Pennsylvania Funders Need to Know 08-07-18

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08/2018

This webinar highlights the current situation of separation and detention, how current and past policies are impacting communities and families in Pennsylvania, and will highlight immediate and long term actions funders can take.

Keystone Policy Series: CENSUS 2020: What Pennsylvania Funders Need to Know

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03/2018

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

Keystone Policy Series: Health Policy Advocacy

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02/2017

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.

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Keystone Policy Series: Resource Page

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01/2017

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.

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Keystone Policy Series: Education Advocacy

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Publication date: 
01/2017

On this call, funding colleagues addressed statewide education advocacy efforts currently underway; including current priorities and challenges, the role their organizations play in these initiatives, and opportunities for other funders to become involved.  

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Kristen Burns, Associate Director, Grable Foundation
Michelle Figlar, Vice President of Learning, The Heinz Endowments
Stan Thompson, Education Program Director, The Heinz Endowments
Elliot Weinbaum, Great Learning Program Director, William Penn Foundation

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Food Systems Innovations in Philadelphia

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06/2015
On June 1 - 2, members of Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (GWP) and Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative (PHFC) had the unique opportunity to connect with funders across the state and learn about innovative efforts underway in Philadelphia to improve local food systems.
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