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Arizona Nonprofits + Grantmakers Policy Council Meeting

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Course Levels:
1.5 hr
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jun 09, 2023
Hosted by:
AZ Impact for Good | Arizona Grantmakers Forum


Who We Are                               

The Arizona Nonprofit + Grantmakers 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 the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits + Arizona Grantmakers Forum and is primarily made up of professionals from the nonprofit sector who are working in or for a nonprofit organization. Other members include lobbyists or other experts in public policy who support the sector.

Our goal is to have a council that accurately reflects and represents our diverse nonprofit and philanthropic communities in Arizona.

If you are interested in learning more and attending meetings, please complete our Policy Council Inquiry Form.

What We Do

  • Provide critical insight and feedback on issues, opportunities and obstacles facing the nonprofit sector.
  • Encourage members to communicate their issues, concerns and viewpoints on a variety of nonprofit issues through productive discussion and information sharing.
  • Help mobilize the ‘grassroots’ and ‘grasstops,’ and inform 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 public policy agenda, guided by the Alliance’s Public Policy Framework.
  • Help plan advocacy related programs and events.
  • Meet with policy makers and other leaders, and provide testimony at the legislature as part of the Alliance’s advocacy efforts.
  • Review and provide recommendations on legislative and policy issues to the Alliance board for approval as necessary. 

Learn more about Advocacy & Public Policy at the Alliance by clicking here.

Council Leadership

  • Chair: Penny Allee Taylor, member, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits + Arizona Grantmakers Board of Directors
  • Co-Vice Chairs:
    • Lisa Lumbard, Lumbard Consulting LLC
    • Marcus Johnson, Vitalyst Health Foundation 
  • Chief Public Policy Officer: Laurie Liles, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits + Arizona Grantmakers Forum

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 broader sector.
  • Access to the legislative bill tracker and advocacy communications from the Alliance. 

Get Involved

The Policy Council accepts new members year-round, and we seek nonprofit leaders to join who represent the diversity of the communities and causes we support.

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


If you are interested in learning more and attending meetings, please complete our Policy Council Inquiry Form.