Multi-party Advocacy Special Collection (Archived)

Jul 30, 2021
  • Description

The Multi-party Advocacy Special Collection was available as a searchable online collection from 2016 until 2021. The collection was a joint project of IssueLab and the Atlas Learning Project. This document includes a bibliography detailing the contents of the collection. Titles continue to be accessible via

Archived date: July 30, 2021

Collection title: Multi-party Advocacy Special Collection

Collection URL:

Availability: 2016-2021

Title count: 52 titles

Creator: IssueLab, a service of Foundation Center

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Description: For many foundations, collaboration is key to advocating for policy and practice change. But these kinds of partnerships can be challenging to execute well. "Sticking points", like conflicts over decision-making power or competition for resources, can derail advocacy-focused efforts and make even the most earnest collaborator wary. This collection brings together 40+ reports and reflection pieces about multi-party advocacy efforts; providing valuable perspective on both the sticking points and how we might move through them. The collection was created as a complement to a related set of resources on the same topic from our sister site, GrantCraft (

Collection Themes: "Sticking Points" - Decision Making Power; Conflicting Agendas; Group-Think; Knowledge Sharing; Funder Engagement; Management Structure; Competition for Resources