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Your foundation’s fundraising doesn’t have to be at odds with its advocacy and community leadership for fear of alienating donors. Raising Money While Raising Hell highlights four examples of foundations actually building their fundraising while simultaneously advocating for real change. Learn the tools, process, and lessons that can get your foundation started on this new path of leadership.

Top Takeaways

  1. Types of advocacy-oriented roles include: vocal op-eds, discontinuing funding, mobilizing constituents, lobbying, public awareness campaigns, and coalition building.
  2. By serving as catalytic, advocacy-oriented leaders, community foundations can seize the opportunity to differentiate themselves in the eyes of donors, partners, and external stakeholders while meeting the foundation's impact goals and solving issues in their communities.
  3. The guide is broken into four parts: (1) Approaching Catalytic Community Leadership: What are the tools of advocacy-oriented community leadership? (2) Becoming a Catalytic Community Leader: What is the process for moving from a facilitative to a catalytic role? (3) Linking Catalytic Community Leadership to Fundraising: How can we use advocacy-oriented community leadership to enhance fundraising? (4) Learning from the Field: What lessons can be drawn from successful advocacy-oriented community foundations? 
It is not only safe to enter into catalytic community leadership, it can be a powerful vein to mine in attracting resources to the foundation.