Nonprofit VOTE joins with Council on Foundations and Independent Sector to publish a set of practical tools for foundations looking to support nonpartisan voter engagement activities in their programs or grantmaking. Together, the Voter Engagement Toolkit for Community Foundations and the Voter Engagement Toolkit for Private Foundations, are comprehensive resources to help any foundation engage their grantees, donors, and communities in new ways to help elevate our democracy and the voices of the people they serve.
The toolkits take a deep dive into four strategies – Communications, Nonprofit Trainings and Funder Collaborations, Language in Grant Agreements and RFPs, and Voter Engagement Grantmaking – as well as Policy and Research for Candidate Education. In addition to these guides, there are over 20 case studies of diverse nonprofits across the nation (from Texas and Colorado to Michigan, Georgia, and New Jersey, etc.) that highlight these strategies that go from hypothetical to successfully executed.