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Policy Council

The AZ Impact for Good Policy Council is an advisory group composed of individuals interested in public policy and advocacy for Arizona’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

Participation in the council is open to members of AZ Impact for Good, previously known as the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits or Arizona Grantmakers Forum. It is primarily made up of professionals from the nonprofit and philanthropic sector who are working in or for a nonprofit or grantmaking organization. Other members include lobbyists or other experts in public policy who support the sectors.

We aim for a council that accurately reflects and represents our diverse nonprofit and philanthropic community in Arizona.

Policy Council monthly activity benefits:

  • Ongoing education and information provided to Policy Council members to keep them informed on local and national issues, trends and best practices.
  • Monthly report from the National Council of Nonprofits at each meeting, providing insight and perspective on issues facing the sector on a broader scale.
  • Access to the legislative bill tracker and advocacy communication from the AZ Impact for Good.

What We Do

  • Provide critical insight and feedback on issues, opportunities and obstacles facing the nonprofit sector.
  • Share their issues, concerns and viewpoints on a variety of nonprofit issues through productive discussion and information sharing.
  • Help mobilize the ‘grassroots’ and ‘grasstops’, and informs boards of directors, partners and the media on legislation, propositions or positions important to the nonprofit sector in Arizona.
  • Help shape the Alliance’s advocacy strategies and the formation of the Alliance’s annual legislative agenda, guided by the Alliance’s Policy Framework.
  • Help plan advocacy related programs and events.
  • Meet with policy makers and other leaders, or provide testimony at the legislature, as part of the Alliance’s ongoing advocacy efforts.
  • Provide review and recommendations on legislative and policy issues to the full Alliance board for approval as necessary.

Council Leadership

  • Chair: Penny Allee Taylor, member, AZ Impact for Good Board of Directors
  • Co-Vice Chair: Lisa Lumbard, Lumbard Consulting LLC
  • Chief Public Policy Officer: Laurie Liles, AZ Impact for Good

Get Involved

The Policy Council is open to accepting new members year-round, and we are regularly looking for nonprofit and philanthropic leaders who represent the diversity of the communities and causes we support. Fill out our interest form for more information!

Meetings are typically held once a month on a Friday from 9:00am-10:30am via Zoom so members can participate from all parts of the state.

Contact Person: Laurie Liles Email: Phone: 602-845-1361

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