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Giving Voice to the Voiceless: The Case for Advocacy Funding

Funding public policy work is as important to health improvement as funding for direct services.  Lessons learned from funding advocates include the importance of providing core operating support, the need to engage the grassroots, and how to empower community members.

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On Solid Foundations: Strengthening the Future of Health and Philanthropy

This report features keynote addresses by Lauren LeRoy, Bruce Vladeck, Ian Morrison, Steven Schroeder, and Martha Katz.

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Partnering with State Government: Lessons from a Local Funder

After passage of federal legislation creating the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Rose Community Foundation stepped in as the private partner in a public-private partnership to ensure its implementation in Colorado. Van Dusen and Nash share six key lessons learned about engaging government as a collaborator.

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Don’t Call Us “Conversion Foundations”… Please

A hot topic of discussion in philanthropic circles in recent
years has been the phenomenon of sizable new foundations being created as the result of nonprofit health care organizations converting to for-profit status.

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Grantmakers Are from Mars; Policymakers Are from Venus: Is There Hope for This Relationship?

How can health grantmakers and state policymakers collaborate and when does it make sense to try? What does it take to develop and sustain these relationships? This piece is based on Smith’s plenary remarks given at Grantmakers In Health’s 2000 Washington Briefing, The Intersection of Health Policy and Philanthropy.

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The Interface Between Public Policy and the Private Sector

Read the keynote speech from GIH’s Washington Briefing by Mark Smith, president and CEO of California HealthCare Foundation.

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Connect With Funder Peers on Advocacy Strategies

Interested in exchanging strategies, information, and questions with your funder peers? Sign up for GIH E-Forums.