Advocacy Funder Collaboratives
For this suite of resources, we captured the wisdom of philanthropic leaders who have participated in multi-party advocacy collaboratives and conducted a literature scan of how foundations talk about advocacy-focused collaborative work. Drawing on additional themes and ideas explored in earlier GrantCraft pieces about funding advocacy and donor collaboratives, we synthesized new information to dig deeper and understand the pain points and levers of success. Examples have been anonymized to ensure candor and clarity, as well as to broaden the appeal and applicability of wisdom derived from a specific collaborative example. The bite-sized articles are intended to make this work easy to reference and share, and to read either as a full body of work or in shorter spurts as is helpful and relevant to your work.
The guide, Teaming Up For Advocacy, brings the knowledge found in every blog post in one place. Browse the content as individual blogs or through the guide depending on what works best for you!
Link to Teaming Up For Advocacy
Advocacy Teaming Up For Advocacy How To Effectively Use A Collaborative To Drive Change
Link to Funder Advocacy Collaboratives: Framing Thoughts
Collaboration Funder Advocacy Collaboratives: Framing Thoughts
Link to What Are the Benefits of Being Part of an Advocacy Collaborative?
Collaboration What Are the Benefits of Being Part of an Advocacy Collaborative?
Link to What Makes Advocacy Collaboratives Successful?
Collaboration What Makes Advocacy Collaboratives Successful?
Link to Sticking Points: Groupthink
Collaboration Sticking Points: Groupthink
Link to Sticking Points: Personality Conflicts
Collaboration Sticking Points: Personality Conflicts
Link to Sticking Points: “My Foundation Is Nervous About Policy Advocacy”
Advocacy Sticking Points: “My Foundation Is Nervous About Policy Advocacy”
Link to Sticking Points: Agreeing to Strategies
Collaboration Sticking Points: Agreeing to Strategies
Link to Does Size Matter?
Collaboration Does Size Matter?
Link to Sticking Points: Grantee Roles and Relationships
Collaboration Sticking Points: Grantee Roles and Relationships
Link to Do We Need Staffing?
Do We Need Staffing?
Link to Types of Advocacy Collaboratives
Collaboration Types of Advocacy Collaboratives
Link to Sticking Points: Chasing the Money
Collaboration Sticking Points: Chasing the Money
Link to Advocacy Collaboratives Just May Not Interest Everyone…
Collaboration Advocacy Collaboratives Just May Not Interest Everyone…
Link to Decision-Making Tree
Advocacy Decision-Making Tree
Link to Multi-Party Advocacy
Advocacy Multi-Party Advocacy
Link to Acknowledgements and Methodology
Collaboration Acknowledgements and Methodology
Link to Funder Collaboratives
Collaboration Funder Collaboratives Why and How Funders Work Together
Link to Advocacy Funding
Advocacy Advocacy Funding The Philanthropy of Changing Minds