GIST 2016 Annual Report: We had a busy year planning 11 events, supporting five working groups, and building stronger relationships with grantmakers and funder affinity groups. We also welcomed a new member to our Steering Committee: Amy Brown, Ford Foundation.

Geographic Mapping: Check out the GIST geographic mapping tool and companion analysis, developed to help illustrate to funders where investments are being made in policy, advocacy and communications work in the states, and to help foster connections across these efforts. There are currently 39 national networks and 1,382 state policy and advocacy groups currently represented on the map. The data for this map and a companion analysis are updated annually in the first quarter of the year.