2020 might still seem like a long way off, but the outcome of the presidential and congressional elections in 2016 could shape efforts to promote full access to governing institutions and meaningful opportunities to participate in all aspects of our democracy for years to come.
Building on its experience with the 2010 Census, FCCP will provide a strong framework for sharing information and expertise, providing technical assistance to funders and grantees, and facilitating collective philanthropic involvement in the 2020 Census.
Based on candid interviews with funding partners and thought leaders, Piper’s report touches upon key issues to help us analyze our grantmaking strategies.
Foundations can help ensure the preservation of a robust, comprehensive ACS by supporting national advocacy organization efforts to educate Congress and the public about the survey’s importance. Funders can stay abreast of policy developments affecting the ACS, and work collaboratively through philanthropic networks to shine a light on the threat to evidence-based decision-making, through FCCP’s Funders Census Initiative (FCI) 2020.
The U.S. Census Bureau is planning major reforms for the way it counts the population, but big changes mean big challenges for funders and grantees that care about an accurate census in underrepresented and underserved communities.
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.
On October 6th, the U.S Census Bureau released its baseline 2020 Census Operational Plan. Already a year behind schedule due to budget constraints, but well ahead of the same milestone for the 2010 Census, the preliminary plan puts “meat on the bones” of sweeping design reforms the Bureau has been researching and testing since the beginning of the decade.
In 2013 and 2014, more than twenty members of the FCCP State Infrastructure Funders Table participated in an experiment to explore how to become a stronger and more aligned funder network. This is some of what they learned.
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.
In their own words, FCCP members reflect on how the organization evolved over three decades from the visionary meetings of a small group of funders to becoming the go-to philanthropic network for grantmakers that want to ensure a just, vibrant and inclusive democracy for all Americans.