Independent Sector provides a wide variety of programs and services to help nonprofit and foundation
staff, donors and volunteers learn about and engage in effective advocacy activities on issues that
affect their ability to serve communities throughout the world.
to take full advantage of these services! IS members and affiliates should
contact our public policy department
to get more involved in our public policy efforts.
Monthly Legislative Update
Join the IS Policy Action Network to receive action
alerts and breaking news updates about legislative and regulatory issues, as well as
invitations to participate in task forces and advisory groups working on specific policy
issues and advocacy strategies. Free for staff at IS member organizations.
Email us to sign up for PAN.
Daily Policy Digest
The IS Daily Policy Digest is a concise and informative members-only email that summarizes the latest
developments in policy, legislation, and regulation that affect the nonprofit community acquired from
the leading public policy news sources. Email
us to sign up for the members-only Daily Policy Digest.
The Monthly Legislative Update is a teleconference gathering, typically on the second Thursday
of the month, for staff at IS member organizations to learn about the latest federal policy
developments affecting our community and strategies for sharing solutions and concerns with
Congress and the administration. Email us
to RSVP or for more information.
Issue Briefings and Webinars
Join us for webinars and teleconferences that provide IS members and non-member allies with
in-depth information on how major policy issues could affect the work of the nonprofit and
philanthropic community and help nonprofits be more effective advocates. See a list of
upcoming and recent webinars
Public Policy Action Institute
For ten years, the Public Policy Action Institute
has been convened immediately prior to the Independent Sector National Conference. This exciting day-and-a-half
session brings together nonprofit leaders, policy advocates, and communications
professionals to learn and share strategies to address key policy challenges facing our community. Learn more about our most recent PPAI, held in New York Sept. 28-29, 2013.