Date: 15 Nov 2017

Everything You Need to Know about Policy Advocacy and Political Giving (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Location: San Francisco


TPW invites you to join Andrew Schulz, general counsel at Arabella and an expert in advocacy; 501(c)(4) funding; and structuring compliant, impactful joint 501(c)(3)/501(c)(4) campaigns, for a conversation that will cover:

  • The vocabulary of policy and advocacy work, and the difference between what 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) dollars can accomplish.
  • How you can legally and effectively do a lot more advocacy with 501(c)(3) charitable dollars than you think.
  • Simple rules and tools that will help you make the most of your philanthropic advocacy dollars.
  • Lessons from successful campaigns that aligned philanthropic and political giving to achieve policy outcomes.

During this time when it is critical for philanthropists to be bolder about advocacy, Andrew will share lessons Arabella has learned from its work supporting funders to pool resources to employ otherwise untapped lobbying capacity, effectively drive ballot measures, and build coalitions to support education and accountability with policymakers.

We will also reserve time for Andrew to address concrete scenarios and questions participants may be grappling with.