Independent Sector partnered with Nonprofit VOTE and the Council on Foundations to publish toolkits designed to help both community foundations and private foundations engage grantees, donors, and communities in new ways to help elevate our democracy and the voices of the people they serve.
The toolkits take a deep dive into strategies including:
- Trainings and funder collaborations
- Grant agreement and RFP language
- Voter engagement grantmaking
- Policy and research for candidate education.
In addition to these guides, there are over 20 case studies of diverse nonprofits across the nation (from Texas and Colorado to Michigan, Georgia, and New Jersey, etc.) that highlight how these strategies go from hypothetical to actionable.