Access Highlighted for Advancing Diversity in Philanthropy

Tweet Access Strategies Fund is highlighted in a new report, State of the Work 2013, Inspiration & Ideas for Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Philanthropy. It was produced by the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to increase philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. The D5 coalition is an unprecedented effort by leading philanthropy associations and […]

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Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing and Civic Engagement in Pennsylvania

Tweet Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing and Civic Engagement in Pennsylvania” by Julia Craig looks at how 15 Pennsylvania nonprofits organizations and their allies leveraged foundation grants to secure nearly $122 of benefit for every dollar spent for Pennsylvania residents. Click here to download the report

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Pew Research on Government Distrust

Tweet Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Distrust, Discontent, Anger and Partisan Rancor: The People and Their Government (2010) Just 22% say they can trust the government in Washington almost always or most of the time, among the lowest measures in half a century. About the same percentage (19%) says they are […]

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Dynamic Families: How Small Foundations Decide to Make Big Changes Through Public Policy

Tweet The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy highlighted Access Strategies Fund in a report describing how small family foundations make major impacts by funding public policy change. The report reviews the literature concerning foundations and policy, considers historical trends in philanthropic involvement in policy, and highlights recent interest in engagement between foundations and the […]

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Deepening Democracy through Civic Engagement

Tweet A report by the Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI) showing in 2008, Boston voter turnout hit its highest percentage in nearly 50 years—led by the city’s minority neighborhoods. Voter participation among people of color has grown dramatically in recent years—often by double-digits—sparked by the CEI, a unique non-partisan effort to increase voter participation in Boston […]

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