Systems change almost always involves advocacy, and so does strategic philanthropy. Often it’s in the form of supporting those “on the ground” and in the community with funding and other support. At the very least, donors need to understand the role of advocacy in varying issue areas.
Building on last program year’s Advocacy Learning Series, SV2 is hosting its third Advocacy Learning Session for this year with Arabella Advisors. We’ll start by reviewing SV2’s and Arabella’s basic definition, concepts of advocacy and the value of advocacy as a lever for systems change and impact. Arabella Advisors’ Senior Directors, Jessica Robinson Love , Loren McArthur, and Liz Sweet, will introduce their Advocacy Framework as a tool for developing smart and targeted donor strategies for policy change initiatives.
We will hear from two SV2 Partners, Grace Mah (early childhood education), and Will Parish (environmental education), who will share their advocacy work through the lens of the Arabella Advisors Advocacy Framework. Workshop attendees will then pair up and reflect on and consider how this framework could apply to varying issue areas.
Read more about Arabella Advisors’ perspective on how advocacy fits into strategic philanthropy here. Join us on the evening of May 23rd! Dinner and social time will be at 6:00pm. Program will start at 6:30pm. RSVP.