By Ted Donley, The Donley Foundation
At the recent ASF 2012 National Conference in San Francisco, I was captivated and inspired by several speakers and sessions in particular. I would like to share with you my favorites and what I learned from them.
Favorite Session: Funding Advocacy, Mobilizing Partners, Catalyzing Change
The amazing ASF member Doug Bauer of The Clark Foundation moderated this session where I learned that small foundations can be a force for change with advocacy and collaboration, in addition to their grantmaking. Nayantara Mehta from Alliance for Justice opened my eyes to the legalities of a foundation granting money for use in lobbying. Then, ASF member Billie Hall from the Sunflower Foundation told her foundation’s story of supporting a grassroots campaign to promote smoke-free public places. Continue reading