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Public Policy and Advocacy

Welcome to AZ Impact for Good, your partner in advocating Arizona's nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Arizona. With more than 20,000 organizations making a difference in our communities, we empower and amplify the voices of these vital organizations. From engaging members to advance public policy to providing education and resources for effective advocacy, we are dedicated to supporting the causes that matter most. Join us in making a difference and shaping a brighter future for Arizona through advocacy, education, and action.

Learn how AZ Impact for Good advocates for the nonprofit and philanthropic sector - and how you can get involved

Arizona is home to more than 20,000 nonprofit and philanthropic organizations that employ nearly 200,000 people and engage thousands of volunteers. AZ Impact for Good engages members to advance public policy that impacts all nonprofits and lifts our collective voice at the local, state and national levels.

Equally important is the role AZ Impact for Good plays in educating, and empowering nonprofit and philanthropic professionals to advocate for the causes they serve.

First, let’s get this out of the way… can nonprofits engage in advocacy, public policy, and lobbying? Yes, yes and YES!

Don’t take our word for it – read how the U.S. Constitution, Congress, and the IRS protect nonprofits’ rights to engage in advocacy and legislative lobbying. And explore practical guidance for what nonprofits need to know about lobbying in Arizona.

Learn more about ways to get involved, education, and resources available to you and your staff

  • Policy Council: At the heart of our advocacy efforts is the Policy Council, an esteemed advisory group comprising nonprofit and philanthropic professionals from across the state. Together, we shape our Public Policy Framework and annual agenda, ensuring our collective voice is heard on critical issues affecting the sector. Learn more about the Policy Council and how you can become a member to contribute to our advocacy initiatives.
  • Advocacy Training: We believe in empowering our members with the knowledge and tools needed to advocate effectively. That's why we offer advocacy training, public policy-related webinars, and in-person workshops throughout the year. Stay informed, engaged, and equipped to make a difference by participating in our advocacy events and resources.
  • Day of Advocacy: Our commitment to advocacy extends beyond education to action. Join us for our annual Nonprofits + Philanthropy Day of Advocacy at the Arizona state Capitol, where members have the opportunity to meet with legislators and discuss key legislation impacting the sector.
  • Advocacy Action Alerts: Stay informed and engaged with our Advocacy Action Alerts, providing timely updates on issues affecting your organization or cause.
  • Advocacy Newsletter: Don't miss our monthly Advocacy Newsletter, keeping you up to date on state and federal legislative issues affecting nonprofits and philanthropy.
  • Voter Engagement: Find information on special voting circumstances, nonprofit resources and official voting information from Arizona’s elections website or Nonprofit Vote's website.

Join us in shaping policy, driving change, and making a difference in Arizona. Together, we can amplify our voices and create a brighter future for all!

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