The Forum’s PolicyWorks Institute is the one opportunity each year for regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations to take a “deep dive” together to strengthen your policy and advocacy work. You'll learn from your peers, engage in hands-on skill-building sessions and hear from thought leaders. For 2017, the Institute will have a bigger focus on sessions to engage not just staff of philanthropy-serving organizations but also your volunteer philanthropy leaders.
Please use #PolicyWorks17 for any social media posts around the conference.
Registration is now open! Volunteer leaders, and other Institute participants not attending the Forum’s full annual conference, are also invited to register for the last day of the Forum's Annual Conference on Wednesday, July 19 or for just the closing lunch on Wednesday.
- PolicyWorks Institute Only- $125
- PolicyWorks Institute & Forum Conference (Wednesday)- $300
- PoilicyWorks Institute & Forum Conference (Closing Lunch)- $200
Please see our registration tips for help registering.
Who Can Attend
Forum members (regional and national PSOs) and their volunteer philanthropy leaders. See who is registered to attend (the event roster is visible to all members of the Forum and non-members who are already registered for this event).
Please contact Erin Skene-Pratt with any questions about the event.
Schedule at a Glance
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
2:00 - 6:00 pm: Registration Open on 25th Floor
2:30 - 3:45 pm: PolicyWorks Institute Opening
3:45 - 5:00 pm: Navigating the Road Ahead
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Reception
6:30 pm: Dine Arounds
Thursday, July 20, 2017
7:00 am - 3:30 pm: Registration Open
7:30 - 8:00 am: Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 am: The Insiders Perspective on Key Federal and State Policy Issues
10:15 - 11:15 am: Framing Our Issues in the New Political Environment
11:15 – 11:45 am: Break/Grab Lunch
11:45 am - 12:45pm: Policy Peer Community: Strategies that Work
1:00 - 2:15 pm: Laying the Groundwork for Action
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Closing: Speaking Through Media