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The sgENGAGE Podcast: Creating an Advocacy Agenda

Whether or not it’s convincing a board of administrators, discovering the time and sources, or searching for funds from grantmakers, many foundations face hurdles in creating an advocacy agenda. Chynna A. Phillips, senior director of coverage and analysis at Sisters of Charity Basis of South Carolina, and Melissa Levesque, senior vice chairman and chief technique officer at Coastal Group Basis, spoke with Blackbaud’s Sally Ehrenfreid, authorities relations lead, about implementing advocacy in foundations and their respective journeys.

Matters coated:

  • Introducing advocacy and coverage to boards
  • Constructing advocacy into your organizational infrastructure
  • Creating an advocacy agenda rooted in core values
  • The excellence of advocacy and coverage versus politics
  • Recommendation for nonprofit organizations searching for funding from grantmakers

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Chynna A. Phillips

Melissa Levesque

Sally Ehrenfried

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“Boards determine how briskly you’re going to maneuver as a company.”

“We had our grantmaking and neighborhood management committee actually personal form of the nuts and bolts of growing our advocacy agenda.”

“An incredible grant proposal is absolutely simply distinctive storytelling that matches a necessity for monetary assist.”

“Keep linked to your ‘Why?’, construct belief together with your neighborhood leaders, and have sincere dialog.”



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