Voice, Influence, Action: Funding Advocacy for ImpactFeb 18, 2020
The desire to catalyze positive change in the world around us is at the heart of philanthropy. It has often been said that the role of philanthropy is ‘to be the venture capital of social change’. Advocacy involves making a case for a cause or a movement and bringing it to those who have the power to make the change.
Why fund advocacy? Many philanthropic organizations shy away from funding advocacy, given its perceived political nature and links with lobbying for profit. This type of funding requires courage but the reasons in favor of it are hard to ignore. It’s a potent strategy that can mobilize action and effect significant change.