Philanthropic Letter to Commerce Secretary

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On August 5, 506 philanthropic leaders, representing nearly every state across the country, issued a letter to the US Department of Commerce with a clear message: Don’t cut the census short.

2020 Self-Response Analysis Webinars

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The Funders Census Initiative, in coordination with Census Counts and the CUNY Mapping Service, hosted a weekly — then bimonthly — briefing for funders and practitioners during the 2020 Census self-response phase.

Member Resource Recording: October 2019 Election Series – Making it Real: The Link Between Issue Organizing, Ballot Initiatives, and Building Power

Making it Real: The Link Between Issue Organizing, Ballot Initiatives, and Building Power When looking at our issue advocacy strategies, how can we strengthen our understanding of the link between ballot initiatives, organizing, and civic engagement in ways that result in both “winning” and building long term power?  



Philanthropy for Democracy: Exploring Foundation Support for U.S. Democracy

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This webinar featured an online tour of the publicly-available Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy data-visualization platform that captures the range of democracy-related activities that foundations have supported from 2011 to present. This resource features a background of the tool, features, use cases and other helpful links including instructions for how to become an e-reporter of your democracy-related grantmaking data.