IS Activities for Advocates

Independent Sector provides a wide variety of programs and services to help nonprofit and foundation staff, donors and volunteers learn about and engage in effective advocacy activities on issues that affect their ability to serve communities throughout the world. Join IS to take full advantage of these services! IS members and affiliates should contact our public policy department to get more involved in our public policy efforts.

Stay Informed
Join the IS Policy Action Network (PAN) to receive action alerts and breaking news updates about legislative and regulatory issues, as well as invitations to participate in task forces and advisory groups working on specific policy issues and advocacy strategies. Free for staff at IS member organizations. Email us to sign up for PAN.

Daily Policy Digest
The IS Daily Policy Digest is a concise and informative members-only email that summarizes the latest developments in policy, legislation, and regulation that affect the nonprofit community acquired from the leading public policy news sources. Email us to sign up for the members-only Daily Policy Digest.

Monthly Legislative Update
The Monthly Legislative Update is a teleconference gathering, typically on the second Thursday of the month, for staff at IS member organizations to learn about the latest federal policy developments affecting our community and strategies for sharing solutions and concerns with Congress and the administration. Email us to RSVP or for more information.

Issue Briefings and Webinars
Join us for webinars and teleconferences that provide IS members and non-member allies with in-depth information on how major policy issues could affect the work of the nonprofit and philanthropic community and help nonprofits be more effective advocates. See a list of upcoming and recent webinars.

Public Policy Action Institute

For eleven years, the Public Policy Action Institute has been convened immediately prior to the Independent Sector National Conference. This exciting day-and-a-half session brings together nonprofit leaders, policy advocates, and communications professionals to learn and share strategies to address key policy challenges facing our community.

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