The Doctor Is In: Abby Levine, director of the Bolder Advocacy Initiative

Do you want to know more about how your foundation can support advocacy — or engage in advocacy itself?

Our 2017 Annual Conference in Saint Paul, Minn., March 20-22, will feature Abby Levine, director of the Bolder Advocacy Initiative at the Alliance for Justice as our “Doctor Is In” expert.

Abby will be available throughout the conference for free, one-on-one consultations to answer questions and share tools and resources about how private and public foundations can support grantees’ advocacy efforts. She’ll also offer guidance on how foundations can engage in advocacy themselves.
These are key strategies in the philanthropy toolbox. But we know there is a lot of confusion about what’s allowed and what’s effective. The Bolder Advocacy Initiative provides information, legal guidance, tools, and resources to help foundations understand the rules and maximize their resources. The Funders’ Network is pleased to feature their work as part of our continued commitment to helping funders navigate the road ahead with a forward-looking eye towards strategic approaches at the federal, state, regional, and local levels.
Abby will hold short, private consultations, available through sign-ups on-site in Saint Paul.

Register today for our TFN Annual Conference!

About Abby Levine

Abby Levine serves as director of the Bolder Advocacy Initiative at Alliance for Justice. She provides legal guidance that encourages grantmakers to support advocacy and other nonprofit organizations to participate in policymaking decisions through an understanding of federal tax and election law.

Abby’s work includes creating curriculum, teaching workshops, providing technical assistance, writing plain-language legal guides, and describing federal legislative and regulatory developments that impact nonprofits. Prior to joining Alliance for Justice in 2004, Abby served as the public policy analyst at the National Council of Nonprofit Associations and was an associate in the tax department at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland, Ohio. Abby holds a law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from American University.