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Welcome to FCCP’s library of civic engagement resources, tools and news. Our collection of reports, presentations, infographics, links and more will help keep you at the forefront of philanthropic efforts to improve our democracy. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Want to suggest an addition? Let us know!


A Review of the Promoting Electoral Reform and Democratic Participation Initiative (Ford Foundation)

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.

Funders Census Initiative 2020 Fact Sheet

  • Fact Sheet
This one-pager is a portable, printable version of the FCI webpage complete with contact information for the working group co-chairs and FCCP staff. Share it with your colleagues!



Member Resource APRIL FIRST MONDAY DISCUSSION: Investing in Rural Strategies to Revitalize Democracy

In this webinar we learned about new research from the Groundswell Fund which studied integrated voter engagement strategies in rural areas. We discussed what effective rural engagement may look like, how philanthropy can provide the space for grantees to succeed in this challenging environment, and heard from colleagues around their perspectives on engaging rural voters.




CENSUS ACCURACY AND THE UNDERCOUNT: Why It Matters; How It’s Measured

  • Fact Sheet
At a macro level, the 2010 Census appeared to be close to perfect. The Census Bureau reported a net national overcount of 0.01% in 2010, a number not statistically different from zero. Similarly, no state had a statistically significant net undercount, according to Census Bureau estimates. But the apparent precision can be misleading and doesn’t tell the whole story. This Fact Sheet discusses what we know about census accuracy and why it matters to funders and their grantees.

Making Money for Impact- 10 Approaches to Revenue for Social Change

For impact-driven organizations, making money isn’t just about hitting the bottom line. It’s about resilience. Revenue is the means by which we make — and continue to grow — our impact. This guide from New Media Ventures can help funders — both donors and investors — learn how they can better support impact groups.