Advocacy Funder Collaboratives
For this suite of resources, we captured the wisdom of philanthropic leaders who have participated in multi-party advocacy collaboratives and conducted a literature scan of how foundations talk about advocacy-focused collaborative work. Drawing on additional themes and ideas explored in earlier GrantCraft pieces about funding advocacy and donor collaboratives, we synthesized new information to dig deeper and understand the pain points and levers of success. Examples have been anonymized to ensure candor and clarity, as well as to broaden the appeal and applicability of wisdom derived from a specific collaborative example. The bite-sized articles are intended to make this work easy to reference and share, and to read either as a full body of work or in shorter spurts as is helpful and relevant to your work.
The guide, Teaming Up For Advocacy, brings the knowledge found in every blog post in one place. Browse the content as individual blogs or through the guide depending on what works best for you!
Link to In 2020 We’re Thinking about Philanthropy, Politics, & Advocacy
Link to Teaming Up For Advocacy
- Link to Funder Advocacy Collaboratives: Framing Thoughts
- Link to What Are the Benefits of Being Part of an Advocacy Collaborative?
- Link to What Makes Advocacy Collaboratives Successful?
- Link to Sticking Points: Groupthink
- Link to Sticking Points: Personality Conflicts
- Link to Sticking Points: “My Foundation Is Nervous About Policy Advocacy”
- Link to Sticking Points: Agreeing to Strategies
- Link to Does Size Matter?
- Link to Sticking Points: Grantee Roles and Relationships
Link to Do We Need Staffing?
Do We Need Staffing?
- Link to Types of Advocacy Collaboratives
- Link to Sticking Points: Chasing the Money
- Link to Advocacy Collaboratives Just May Not Interest Everyone…
- Link to Decision-Making Tree
- Link to Multi-Party Advocacy
- Link to Acknowledgements and Methodology
Link to Funder Collaboratives
Link to Advocacy Funding
This project is supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Center for Evaluation Innovation, and is part of the Atlas Learning Project. The Atlas Learning Project is an initiative coordinated by the Center for Evaluation Innovation to synthesize and share lessons from advocacy and policy change efforts that The Atlantic Philanthropies and other funders have supported in the U.S. The project aims to help push philanthropy and advocacy in bolder and more effective directions. To learn more, go to atlaslearning.org.
All articles in this series are licensed for sharing and reprinting, with attribution to GrantCraft, a service of Foundation Center. Research was conducted by Cynthia Gibson, Ph.D., and reviewed by Jen Bokoff. For questions, please email [email protected].