What We Do
The Funders Policy Institute is a hands-on experiential learning program focused on capacity building and network facilitation. Participants will learn directly from policymakers and advocates while connecting with other funders who are committed to effective, policy-based grantmaking.
Who We Train
The Funders Policy Institute trains philanthropic leaders and individual philanthropists from all sectors and geographies, from national funders with a focus on California to regional family foundations. Participants’ backgrounds range from those with a new interest in systems change through policy advocacy to experienced grantmakers interested in refining their long term strategy.
How We Work
Over the course of a three-day training, participants will learn:
- Best-practices to support policy advocacy
Investment strategies that bolster policy change
- Lobbying and advocacy rules for foundations and nonprofits
- Partnership approaches with community advocates