Earlier this month, Northern California Grantmakers, in partnership with Southern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers, launched the Philanthropy Public Policy Portal (P4). This online resource is designed to help grantmakers:
- understand how government works at the federal, state, and local levels;
- know where to go to connect with government officals and staff; and
- communicate with policymakers in order to convey the value that philanthropy brings to local communities.
P4 will help grantmakers map out their engagement strategies, and at the same time, orient policymakers to the sometimes complex processes of the philanthropic sector.