This course is designed for community foundation staff with at least two years of experience in the field and with in-depth understanding of the intricacies of their foundation, the community foundation field and the civic infrastructure of their communities. Staff or board members of any size community foundation can benefit from this course.
The Public Policy for Community Foundations course is intended primarily to address community leadership-related advocacy and policy work (known as mission-related advocacy), policy that relates to program, community, or social issues. This course is equally suited to community foundations that aspire to large-scale advocacy campaigns as those that are starting small. It will start with the big picture question of why community foundations engage in public policy activity, review what public policy engagement by community foundations looks like, and proceed to drill down to promising approaches of how to engage in some of the most important components of public policy practice and preparation. We will first consider the broad range of policy activity and then focus on activity that advocates and aims to affect policy outcomes.
This two-day course, created and led by experienced leaders in the community foundation field, covers topics including:
- public policy as a community leadership strategy
- policymaking context
- public policy roles and activities
- advocacy coalitions
- legal issues
- advocacy planning, assessment and partnering.
Plus, this course provides valuable resources and enables participants to establish new professional contacts.
Questions? Contact Sophie Dunbar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-879-0768.
CCFE Faculty Roster
Community Foundations Affiliates
Community Foundation Fundamentals
Community Leadership for Community Foundations
Financial Administration for Community Foundations
Making a Difference: A Community Impact Series
Public Policy for Community Foundations
Resource Development for Community Foundations