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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!

FCCP Democracy Program Manager Job Description

FCCP seeks an experienced professional with a strong understanding of the importance of a healthy democracy to become its Democracy Program Manager. This new position will work with the Deputy Director to manage FCCP’s Money in Politics and Funders Census Initiative 2020 working groups. Salary is commensurate with experience and the location is flexible with a preference for Austin, New York, San Francisco, or Washington, DC. The application deadline is June 15, 2017.

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.

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.