Supporting nonpartisan civic engagement work is both necessary- and legal! FCCP's indispensible and updated guide, A Funders Guide to Legal Issues, helps de-mystify the IRS rules for funding voter registration, education and ballot campaigns and answers grantmaker's most commonly asked questions.
Have you ever invited the perfect speaker to your nonpartisan event only to worry that they may have crossed the line into partisan territory? Cautioning speakers to keep their comments (c)(3) is not enough. This quick-reference guide, How to Speak Nonpartisan, addresses the dos and don’ts to maintaining a nonpartisan presentation by providing speakers with specific examples of what they can and cannot say. Share it with your colleagues and grantees and worry no more!
Immigrant civic engagement is an increasingly critical issue for the United States. Immigrant civic engagement may take various forms, but naturalization, voting registration and voter turnout are key measures or benchmarks.
This report examines immigrant civic participation in terms of immigrants’ current engagement, the capacity of states to provide naturalization and voting registration, and the impact that immigrants are having on the adult citizen population in theU.S.
Research has shown that nonpartisan Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) is among the most effective ways to increase voter turnout. IVE groups train community members to reach out to their peers in a continuous, ongoing effort that increases the number of voters and leads to policy changes. The most effective IVE organizations add new people to the voter registration rolls, educate voters and election issues, make sure new and unlikely voters actually cast their ballots, and ensure that misinformation and intimidation don't inhibit people from voting.
Over the past several years, technology has changed the fields of civic engagement, organizing, and advocacy in unprecedented ways. The proliferation of online social tools enables organizers to create social change by empowering their members and lowering the cost of facilitating group action. Increased availability of voter data and the tools to use it have led to innovations in targeting and experiment-informed programs.
This report, Voter Engagement Evaluation Project, presents critical findings from the 2004 election cycle regarding the effectiveness of 501(C)(3) voter engagement activity that the FCCP community of funders actively supported. The report synthesizes commissioned research and discussions between funders and field leaders at the VEEP Convening held in June 2005.