FISA Foundation supports its grantees to increase their impact by strengthening advocacy efforts
In Spring of 2017, FISA Foundation surveyed its grantees and partners to learn more about their approaches to advocacy. The majority (72%) of respondents believe that advocacy is a priority in advancing their missions; 84% already engage in some type of public education, advocacy or lobbying; and 66% plan to strengthen these efforts in the future. But two-thirds also responded that resources to support advocacy are limited – they don’t have the time, budget or staffing to do as much as they would like to do.
Last fiscal year, two-thirds of new grants supported advocacy and systemic change efforts, but FISA knows that its limited funds will never be enough to address the need. Every month FISA sends an e-newsletter to grantees and partners to share resources about nonprofit advocacy that are quick to access and easy to use.