Grantmakers already play an integral role in shaping public life. We do this with our funding, capacity building initiatives, data collection/evaluation and mission investing. Public policy work and support offers another important tool to add to this repertoire.
Early results from a recent MPC survey indicate that many in our network have identified public policy as an important strategy to increase the impact of their work. However, few have taken any concrete steps and many are not sure where and how to start.
MPC's Public Policy Task team has spent the past six months outlining the promise, value proposition, definitions and parameters for philanthropic engagement in public policy. Their recent report, Public Policy: A Path to Greater Impact, includes seven recommendations for how philanthropy in Maine might best advance our collective action in the public policy arena and four steps for moving forward.
Join this webinar to hear from members of the Task Team about those conclusions and recommendations.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get a better understanding of the elements of this report in preparation for a full network discussion at the October 1st Funders Forum.