Philanthropy, nonprofits and policy

Here's a rumor I heard lately - maybe someone can verify it for me:

According to my source, the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and the National Association for Nonprofits (all US organizations) are all planning to focus their 2007 annual conferences around national policy issues. They each hope to attract candidates for the 2008 Presidential election and use these conferences to present a "platform" of some sort.

Anyone know anything about this?