In this report, author and political science professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, Hahrie Han, examines how organizations can strengthen political participation and civic engagement in the United States. She suggests that for organizations to achieve more meaningful and active participation, they must adopt a framework comprised of three inter-related characteristics: powerful, possible, and probable.
This investigation examines the roles of legal status and civic associations in shaping political participation.
This article examines how nonprofit activist youth groups shape the civic and political trajectories
of their adolescent members.
Despite a 2016 election season which saw the rise of xenophobic rhetoric, advocates in Arizona have surprised many by successfully pushing back against anti-immigrant bills in the state legislature, defeating leading anti-immigration figure Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and winning a ballot initiative to increase the state’s minimum wage.
Like many other institutions in the United States, foundations rely on census data to craft policies, plan initiatives, deliver services and promote economic and social justice. The Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup has developed two resources to help ensure a fair and accurate census as required by the U.S. Constitution.
This report provides a snapshot of the MIP field and outlines key opportunities and challenges in this work.
The funder community submitted research projects and experiments that have happened - or will occur- in the 2016 election cycle. This document is a summary of those projects.
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Expand the Base: A Grantmaker’s Guide to Gender Justice and Civic Engagement
features recommendations for effective grantmaking and case studies highlighting the successful implementation strategies of TakeAction Minnesota, Young Women United and Florida New Majority.
If you’re a grantmaker looking for information that demonstrates the cause-and-effect connection between money in our political system and environmental degradation, then this toolkit is for you.