Here are some additional links and resources that will help you prepare for Foundations on the Hill and District Days.
The Council on Foundations | www.cof.org/policy
The Council’s Public Policy page contains information and updates on legislative and regulatory issues.
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers | www.givingforum.org
The Forum is the national network and learning community of geographically focused associations serving philanthropy. To find your area's regional association, visit www.givingforum.org/ralocator.
BoardSource | www.boardsource.org
BoardSource is a resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide.
Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest | www.clpi.org
CLPI is a nonprofit group that educates charities about the important role lobbying can play in achieving their missions. The Advocacy Resources section of the website has a lot of succinct information on the law governing lobbying, strategies and election-related activities.
The Foundation Center | www.foundationcenter.org
The Foundation Center’s FC Stats provides free access to data on U.S. private and community foundations and their funding patterns.
Independent Sector | www.independentsector.org
Independent Sector is a membership organization of nonprofit organizations and foundations.
National Council of Nonprofits | www.councilofnonprofits.org
The National Council of Nonprofits is the national network of state nonprofit associations that represent thousands of nonprofits throughout the country.
Thomas | thomas.loc.gov
THOMAS, the Library of Congress site, includes information on current floor activities in both the Senate and the House, descriptions and the status of legislation, and coverage of the congressional record.
U.S. House of Representatives | www.house.gov
Links to leadership, Member and committee offices, a House directory, information on current floor action, C-SPAN programming, the Internet law library, and the Library of Congress.
U.S. Senate | www.senate.gov
Legislative activities, Senator and committee offices