Democratic Practice

Nonprofit Service Organizations and Civic Engagement

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The Building Movement Project releases the Nonprofit Service Organizations and Civic Engagement report.

The Building Movement Project releases the Nonprofit Service Organizations and Civic Engagement report.  The report details a national convening of "practitioners and funders and looks at how to move civic engagement forward in nonprofit service organizations and how to address some of the challenges that arise."

Learn more about the Building Movement Project.

Publish Date: 
10/24/2007

Nonprofits Widely Engaged in Advocacy Work Despite Severe Constraints

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A new survey by the Johns Hopkins University Nonprofit Listening Post Project, an RBF grantee, shows that American charities are widely engaged in advocacy work despite tight budgets, limited staff time and confusing legal restrictions.

According to a new survey by the Johns Hopkins University Nonprofit Listening Post Project, an RBF grantee, American charities are widely involved in efforts to influence the public policies affecting them and the communities they serve, but are constrained by tight budgets, limited staff time and confusing legal restrictions.

Publish Date: 
08/01/2008

University of Wisconsin Receives Best Published Article Award

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The Information Technology and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) has recently honored RBF grantee University of Wisconsin for their 2007 article, "Campaign Ads, Online Messaging, and Participation: Extending the Communication Mediation Model."

The Information Technology and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) has recently honored RBF grantee University of Wisconsin for their 2007 article, "Campaign Ads, Online Messaging, and Participation: Extending the Communication Mediation Model."  Available in the Journal of Communication, the article was awarded APSA's Lynne Rienner Publishers Best Paper Awar

Publish Date: 
08/27/2008

An Agenda for Strengthening Our Nation's Democracy

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Everyday Democracy and Rockefeller Brothers Fund grantees AmericaSpeaks, Inc. and Demos, A Network for Ideas & Action, Ltd., have released a report, "An Agenda for Strengthening Our Nation's Democracy."

Everyday Democracy and Rockefeller Brothers Fund grantees AmericaSpeaks, Inc. and Demos, A Network for Ideas & Action, Ltd., have released a report, "An Agenda for Strengthening Our Nation's Democracy."  The report summarizes policy recommendations for democracy reform based on a July 2008 conference of 49 advocates, academics and philosophers.

Publish Date: 
11/17/2008

Special Report: Revitalizing Democracy

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The American Prospect, an RBF grantee, has issued a special report on revitalizing democracy. The special issue highlights the relationship between economic and political inequality.

The American Prospect, an RBF grantee, has issued a special report on revitalizing democracy.  The special issue highlights the relationship between economic and political inequality.

Publish Date: 
12/31/2008

Voters Eager to Remain Engaged, Post-Election Study Finds

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Despite polling place issues in 2000 and 2004, and fears that they would reoccur in the last election, the vast majority of Americans said they had a positive voting experience in 2008 and intend to remain active in their communities.

Despite polling place issues in 2000 and 2004, and fears that they would reoccur in the last election, the vast majority of Americans said they had a positive voting experience in 2008 and intend to remain active in their communities. In an effort to gauge citizens' views on the voting process and how these experiences shape their willingness to become involved in civic affairs, RBF grantee Public Agenda conducted the "Voter Exp

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01/15/2009

Greenhouse Development Rights Country Reports in Demand

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Country reports using the increasingly popular Greenhouse Development Rights (GDRs) framework, created by RBF grantees EcoEquity (a project of Earth Island Institute) and the Stockholm Environment Institute, are now available for Denmark, Finland, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

Country reports using the increasingly popular Greenhouse Development Rights (GDRs) framework, created by RBF grantees EcoEquity (a project of Earth Island Institute) and the Stockholm Environment Institute, are now available for Denmark, Finland, Ireland, and the Netherlands, with studies on Canada, Switzerland, and the United States to come.  The framework is steadily gaining traction as a viable strategy for calculating national res

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04/15/2009

New Guide for Philanthropists Supporting Democratic Governance

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Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE), has released a new guide that describes strategies and stories of how local civic engagement has developed over the past decade.

Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE), has released a new guide that describes strategies and stories of how local civic engagement has developed over the past decade.  Written by Matt Leighninger, the director of AmericaSpeak's project Deliberative Democracy Consortium, Funding and Fostering Local Democracy: What Philanthropy Should Know about the Emerging Field of D

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05/07/2009

Fund Releases Youth Civic Engagement Report

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In July 2008, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund undertook a review of its youth civic engagement grantmaking with the help of two consultants, Brigette Rouson and Hilary Binder-Aviles, from Mosaica: The Center for Nonprofit Development and Pluralism.

In July 2008, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund undertook a review of its youth civic engagement grantmaking with the help of two consultants, Brigette Rouson and Hilary Binder-Aviles, from Mosaica: The Center for Nonprofit Development and Pluralism. The report, and its recommendations for the Fund's future grantmaking, followed from a series of conversations with grant partners, colleagues in philanthropy, and other stakeholders in the field of youth civic engagement.

Publish Date: 
09/09/2009

National League of Cities Releases Planning Guide on Civic Engagement of Immigrants

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The National League of Cities (NLC) has released a guide for municipal leaders about developing strategies to engage recent immigrants.

The National League of Cities (NLC) has released a guide for municipal leaders about developing strategies to engage recent immigrants.  "Civic Engagement and Recent Immigrant Communities," is a guide to help civic leaders strengthen relationships with recent immigrants, which can have a major impact on such issues as schools, public s

Publish Date: 
08/03/2010
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