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Funder Discussion Guide: Advocacy, Politics & Philanthropy

Resource type: Case Study

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In funding advocacy, foundations sometimes confront questions such as What’s a promising strategic focus?, How to integrate grassroots and grasstops advocacy?, or How to empower advocates in planning and funding decisions? Over the course of a 10-year effort to comprehensively reform the U.S. immigration system, Atlantic faced similar choices. The decisions it subsequently made are reviewed in this guide that Atlantic commissioned from Innovation Network to help other funders with their advocacy work.

For a fuller examination of Atlantic’s immigration reform work, see the companion report, also commissioned from Innovation Network,  “Advocacy, Politics, and Philanthropy: A Reflection on a Decade of Immigration Reform Advocacy, 2004-2014.”

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