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Get Involved

Philanthropy Southeast members have multiple ways to easily connect with lawmakers in Washington and in states throughout the region.

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As issues arise on the federal and state levels, Philanthropy Southeast will ask members to speak up on specific issues to public officials!

Effective advocacy requires building ongoing relationships with lawmakers – that means making sure they know about our concerns throughout the year. You can use the tool below to easily identify current legislation affecting philanthropy.




Other Tools and Resources

Updated each year, Philanthropy Southeast's state fact sheets are a great way to inform lawmakers about the need for policies that encourage charitable giving and make sure they’re aware of the important work foundations are doing to support people and communities in their state.



Southern Trends Report

Looking for even more information to deliver to lawmakers? Our Southern Trends Report is updated each year with the most recent grantmaking data for each state in the Philanthropy Southeast footprint. 

View the online report



Stay Informed: Become a Philanthropy Southeast Advocate



If you have questions about Philanthropy Southeast's public policy work, would like support in setting up a meeting with policymakers, or want to know more about what kinds of advocacy foundations can, or cannot, engage in, contact Jaci Bertrand, Philanthropy Southeast's vice president of member engagement, at (404) 524-0911 or via email at







Jaci Bertrand

Vice President of Member Engagement


Connecting with Philanthropy Southeast:
The Philanthropy Southeast staff works remotely – the best way to reach us is by email or by calling (404) 524-0911.

Monday-Thursday from 9:00am–6:00pm (ET)

On Fridays, staff work on a flexible schedule. Members can reach our team via email or by calling (404) 524-0911 between 9:00am and 6:00pm (ET). We will respond to all urgent and time-sensitive matters promptly.

Mailing address:
100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2080
Atlanta, GA 30303

Mission: Philanthropy Southeast strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming our members to listen, learn and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.