Protecting Investments Through Public Policy Advocacy: You Can Do It

Tuesday, October 19, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Organized by Susan Hoechstetter, senior advisor, foundation advocacy and advocacy evaluation, Alliance for Justice.

Presented by Abby Levine, deputy director of advocacy programs, Alliance for Justice; Penelope McPhee, president, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

Opportunities for new public revenue streams for the arts are continually being developed, discussed, and implemented in our cities and states. Funders can protect their long-term arts investments and provide more dollars for the arts by engaging in successful advocacy like the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in Minnesota and the Denver Zoo tax. Supporting advocacy organizations or those groups marketing change in public policy is essential for this success. This session will cover the principles of funding and evaluating advocacy, as well as assessment of nonprofits’ advocacy capacities.