- Project Web Site: Executive Summary: Overview of Findings of Strengthening Nonprofit Advocacy Project
In 2000 and 2001, Focus Project, Washington, collected and analyzed various data on barriers and incentives to participation by nonprofit organizations in the public policy process.
The work was part of a project—named the Strengthening Nonprofit Advocacy Project (SNAP)—initiated by both OMB Watch of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and the Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Tufts University.
Under the grant, the SNAP team analyzed 1,744 responses to a national survey of charities, interviewed executive directors of approximately 40 charities, conducted 17 focus groups of leaders of nonprofits and created a data set combining information from those sources with data from U.S. Internal Revenue Service filings.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported the project with a grant of $150,465 between June 2000 and May 2001.