Public Policy

April 11-13, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA

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Philanthropy is a driver of civil society. It fuels the programs and movements that shape our culture across communities. In this role, foundations are uniquely situated with the experience and expertise to lead the way forward on issues that affect people throughout our nation and across the globe. As leaders in philanthropy, it is our civic duty to extend this leadership to provide expert input in the policymaking process.

The Council’s inaugural Public Policy Summit, appropriately being hosted in the birthplace of American Democracy — historic Philadelphia — promises to engage foundation leaders, policy experts, and media representatives in important conversations around the most pressing policy issues of the day.

This exciting and engaging event is an opportunity to learn, shape, and be heard. Plus, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and influence the positive impact that philanthropy — including the good work done by your organization — has on communities across the country and world.

Who Should Attend?

The Public Policy Summit is ideal for senior foundation leaders including organization heads and general counsels, board members, and public policy and advocacy-focused staff.

Why attend?

  • Engage: Connect with your colleagues and policy experts on ways to unleash philanthropy’s political capital to further your charitable mission and influence policymaking around shared interests.
  • Amplify: From issue-specific policy, to broad-scale advocacy strategy, we will discuss how foundations can amplify their voice in policy conversations at the local, state, and federal level.
  • Discover: Learn about the latest local, state, and federal policy issues, their emerging impacts on your priorities, and how you can maximize your impact in the public policy sphere.