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A Funder's Role in the Advocacy Arena | San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:00pm PST
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Advocacy is an essential tool in executing your philanthropic mission. Learn how to use it strategically and legally as a funder. 
Join the San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group (LEG) for a peer-to-peer conversation on advocacy. We will briefly discuss what funders need to know about supporting the advocacy efforts of nonprofits and share examples of how funders themselves have stepped up as public advocates. Come prepared to discuss the obstacles and opportunities you face in embracing advocacy strategies.

Thank you to our new Local Engagement Group leaders Allistair Mallillin (Common Counsel Foundation) and Julie Arntz (Arntz Family Foundation) for facilitating this program.

Target Audience

This program is open to foundation donors, trustees, and staff; individual donors; donor advised fund holders; and members of giving circles. By registering for this program, participants are agreeing to the Exponent Philanthropy Participant Guidelines.


This is a complimentary program, but we do ask that you pre-register. We encourage you to share information about this program with other funders you think might benefit. Please submit all substitutions or cancellations to Nikki Hilgert by email or at 202-580-6569.

About the LEG Partnership

Northern California Grantmakers and Exponent Philanthropy (formerly known as the Association of Small Foundations) have partnered to host San Francisco Bay Area Local Engagement Group (LEG) meetings to provide additional learning opportunities for members of both organizations. The local LEG began in 2013 as a pilot along with 5 other regional associations of grantmakers and ASF to explore effective and sustainable ways to support learning for small staff organizations. NCG will continue to offer its other programming for its Family Philanthropy Exchange members in addition to the LEG meetings. Programming for each LEG will be informed by local participants' interests and may include guest speakers, panel discussions, roundtable peer dialogues and networking events on a variety of topics relevant to small-staff philanthropists.

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