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Public Policy Action Institute


Independent Sector is proud to offer the Public Policy Action Institute as one of our signature programs.

The Institute draws more than 130 nonprofit CEOs and advocacy leaders from across the country. It truly is our premiere policy gathering of the year.

For over eleven years, PPAI 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.

The Institute features thought-provoking discussions and timely expert presentations on the key issues facing the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Learn the most effective methods for conveying messages and information to policymakers, meet your colleagues across the sector through multiple networking opportunities, and engage in practical, hands-on learning through small group breakout sessions.

If you have not attended our Public Policy Action Institute before, please take a look at our schedule from PPAI 2014 to see our most recent sessions and speakers.

Past sessions and speakers have included:

  • Breakfast with a White House Insider: Jonathan Greenblatt, special assistant to the President and director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, The White House
  • The Pulse of the Nation: What the 2012 Elections Mean for Our Sector: Joe Garofoli and Carla Marinucci, political reporters, San Francisco Chronicle; Anita Estell, shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart; Rob Reich, co-director, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University
  • The Role of the CEO in Advocacy: Paul Vandeventer, president and CEO of Community Partners
  • Shaping State Fiscal Priorities and Processes: Amy Dominguez-Arms, The James Irvine Foundation; Alan Essig, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute; Chuck Bean, The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington; Karen Beavor, president and CEO, Georgia Center for Nonprofits

  You can also check out blog posts and tweets from attendees who shared their thoughts and observations.

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