Engaging in public policy helps grantmakers to be changemakers in their communities. To get involved with WRAG's policy efforts, e-mail Vice President Gretchen Greiner-Lott or call her at 202.939.3433.
At WRAG, we:
educate members regarding the value, feasibility, and limits of engaging in public policy;
develop and implement a public policy agenda;
Forge close working relationships with policymakers to inform their decision-making process;
educate policymakers on how to effectively partner with the philanthropic sector to fund programs and solve problems;
facilitate collaboration among members, nonprofits, public officials, and other sector partners;
monitor issues affecting the health of our sector;
make sure our grantee partners have a seat at the table when critical policies are considered;
help members to become involved in governmental advisory bodies, and to serve on those bodies as appropriate, representing Washington Grantmakers.
"As nonpartisan change-makers, our community has a great responsibility. We can gather folks around a table to focus on a simple question: What works and what doesn’t? Philanthropy has a lot to offer there because we are able to take chances on funding innovation. Our world is the laboratory for social change–and as our grantees work to tackle persistent social problems, it’s our job to distill their findings and share those lessons with our public sector colleagues."