Public Policy For Funders: the Philanthropy and Public Policy Institute - Women's Foundation California

Public policy is now more important than ever. We need community leaders who know how to use the legislative branch of state and local government to shape policies that will make their communities stronger and more just — and they need the knowledgeable and strategic support of philanthropists who can be partners in their work.

The Women’s Foundation of California is excited to announce the launch of the Philanthropy and Public Policy Institute (PPPI), designed to build on the transformational success of the Women’s Policy Institute (WPI). Since 2003, WPI has transformed the lives of over 400 community-based leaders. And those leaders have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands more.

In 2017 we are expanding this program and making it available to foundation leaders and philanthropists. Just like the WPI, the Philanthropy and Public Policy Institute is a hands-on experiential learning program focused on capacity building and network facilitation. Participants will attend a three-day experiential Institute on May 9 – 11, 2017 in Sacramento where they will learn the ins and outs of policy advocacy work, connect with other funders committed to effective policy-based grantmaking and meet with policymakers and policy advocates to hear how this work is being done on the ground. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend the Women’s Policy Institute Legislative Reception on May 9, 2017.

In order to share more details about this new program, we’ve recorded an informational webinar.

“Southern California Grantmakers is proud to partner with the Women’s Foundation of California on the Philanthropy and Public Policy Institute. The Institute teaches the skills that today’s philanthropy leaders need to leverage their resources for tangible, systemic impact in our communities.” – Christine Essel, President and CEO, Southern California Grantmakers

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