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.
This paper offers a bird's-eye-view of what partnerships already exist among grantmakers who have drawn the connection between money in politics and (in this case) environmental issues, and shows where there are exciting opportunities to forge new collaborations.
This report by Manuel Pastor, Gihan Perera, & Madeline Wander details what integrated voter engagement (IVE) is, why it holds great promise for scaling up change, and how it played out in the state of Florida in 2012, with some comparisons to other states, including California, Ohio, and Virginia.
A Case Study By The California Civic Participation Funders
How can foundations help build movements for opportunity and social change… and win?
Have you ever invited the perfect speaker to your nonpartisan event only to worry that they may have crossed the line into partisan territory?
A Plan to Engage the Philanthropic Community in Census 2020 and Leverage the Benefits of Census 2010.
The Funders’ Committee on Civic Participation (FCCP) helped FCI establish its focus and mission and provided the infrastructure through which foundations and affinity groups could discuss ideas, share experiences and information, and maximize their resources by reducing duplication of effort and identifying target areas with the greatest need.