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June 2019

Using Data to Build a More Reflective Democracy

  • Online
  • Webinar

A crucial measure of democracy is the extent to which elected leaders reflect the communities they serve. The more that elected bodies resemble the demographics of their districts, the more likely it is that lawmakers will share and champion constituent priorities over special interests. However, building a reflective democracy requires the implementation of key reforms that will make elected office more accessible and accountable to underrepresented communities. Across the country, advocates are making creative use of data to communicate the…

July 2019

Census Funder Debrief: Supreme Court Citizenship Question Case

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  • Virtual Discussion

In June 2019, the US Supreme Court will issue a decision on the 2020 Census citizenship question case. No matter the outcome, funders, their partners, and grantees have more work to do to ensure a fair and accurate decennial count. Join the philanthropic community for a post-decision discussion with national organizations leading the response, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NALEO Educational Fund, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. This meeting is hosted by the Democracy…

Metrics as Tyranny or Metrics as “Strategic Objects”

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  • First Monday Discussion

This summer, FCCP is excited to bring you a brand new opportunity, the Summer Equity + Power Sharing Series, which will explore different integrations of racial equity, building power throughout democratic ecosystems, and improving philanthropy’s corresponding role in as much. Together, we will examine changes in practices after the 2016 elections, stand alone vs. integrated approaches to this work, and how we can change grantmaking strategies for the better. Our July discussion will interrogate how evaluation frameworks can perpetuate or improve power dynamics between grantees and…

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