Below are resources that funders use to educate themselves to support their advocacy efforts.

The Advocacy Institute is committed to supporting the legislative advocacy of social justice and movement-building organizations in New York City and State.

We develop talent, build networks, and provide tools and information to support successful legislative advocacy. We produce powerful trainings, creative visual aids and cutting-edge, interactive resources making it possible for organizations to become self-reliant in navigating key government contacts. Throughout, we build a collaborative community to learn from and support each other’s work.


Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so. Our goal is to demystify and decode advocacy by equipping organizations with knowledge and tools.  We help organizations fully understand the rules and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals.”This resource page helps foundations who would like to engage in advocacy activities understand what activities they are allowed to engage in based on IRS regulations. 


The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a nonprofit organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money, primarily in the US and Canada. We create and support participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective.