Defining Your Role as Advocacy Funder

"Advocacy is not something you can do well if you do it half-heartedly. It’s not really a 'what-the-hell' kind of effort, where you can make a few small grants and just see how it turns out. The potential for controversy or midcourse surprises, or for legal questions turning up now and then, means you really have to pay attention to it, and you have to be really committed to it. That way, if controversy arises, you’ll remember why you got into this in the first place, and why it’s important to stick it out. And more important, if it takes a long time to reach a point of real, recognizable change, it’s your values and your mission that are going to help you persevere over that long haul." - Grantmaker

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