The lobbying activities of Winrock throughout the world are managed to assure compliance with local, state and federal laws regarding influencing government policies and government officials. To assure that Winrock does not exceed the acceptable limits on resources spent on lobbying, Winrock employees and volunteers must track and report lobbying activities to the Finance Department. U.S. federal funds (including nonfederal funds used to match federal funding) may not be used to attempt to influence legislation or influence decisions regarding grants and contract awards in the U.S. Further, U.S. federal funds may not be used to influence the outcome of an election, referendum, initiative, or similar procedure in the U.S. or other country, at the federal, state, or local level. No funds from private foundations may be used to attempt to influence legislation anywhere in the world.

Winrock International Sign-On Advocacy Letter Policy

Invitations for Winrock to join a sign-on letter advocacy campaign should be directed to the Director of Public Policy for consideration and final approval. The Director of Public Policy may, in turn, seek recommendations from Senior Management Team members about the appropriateness of the advocacy position, which must be consistent with Winrock’s mission and work.

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