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Policy Influence: What Foundations are Doing and Why

For all the conversation and critique about foundations’ engagement in public policy, relatively little data about their efforts in the public policy realm are available, including how many foundations engage in efforts to influence public policy, as well as why and how. To better understand foundations and public policy influence, the Center for Effective Philanthropy studied the perspective of foundation leaders across the country on this topic, through surveys and in-depth interviews.
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What Every Grantmaker Should Know & Legal FAQs

This resource from MCF contains: Foreword Letter to Colleagues and Friends Principles for Grantmakers What Every Grantmaker Should Know Board Fiduciary Duties Private Foundation Self-Dealing Excess Benefit Transactions Board Compensation Staff Compensation Conflicts of Interest Reporting and Disclosure Investments Grantmaking Public Policy Engagement Frequently Asked Legal Questions Lobbying Endowment Funds Community Foundations Private Foundation Self-Dealing Board Fiduciary Duties Investments Private Foundations vs. Public Charities 5%...
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