For many foundations, collaboration is key to advocating for policy and practice change. But these kinds of partnerships can be challenging to execute well. "Sticking points", like conflicts over decision-making power or competition for resources, can derail advocacy-focused efforts and make even the most earnest collaborator wary. This collection brings together 40+ reports and reflection pieces about multi-party advocacy efforts; providing valuable perspective on both the sticking points and how we might move through them. The collection was created as a complement to forthcoming resources on the same topic.
Foundation Center, in partnership with the Atlas Learning Project, launched a suite of resources about multi-party funder advocacy collaboratives. The GrantCraft content and IssueLab special collection are built on the wisdom of grantmakers with deep experience in these kinds of collaboratives. They examine what makes an effective advocacy collaborative and offer ways to overcome sticking points to maximize the potential for success. This project is a partnership between Foundation Center and the Atlas Learning Project, a project of the Center for Evaluation Innovation, with support from the Atlantic Philanthropies.