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How can foundations engage in advocacy and lobbying?

Publication date: 
11/2008

Society is best served when philanthropy can flourish and Congress and the nonprofit sector work collaboratively to advance the common good.
For that to happen, our lawmakers must understand the important role philanthropy plays in society—and how ill-conceived legislation can hinder philanthropy’s contributions. That’s why it’s so important for grantmakers to educate their lawmakers about the importance of philanthropy in their districts and states and across the nation.

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