Public Policy

Feb
4

Webinar: First Monday Discussion- 116th Congress: The Green New Deal + A New 21st Century Economy

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Monday, February 4, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm

Recent survey results reveal public, bipartisan support for the broad principles outlined in the GND and Millions of Jobs concepts: securing 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030; investing in communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution; upgrading the nation’s energy grid, buildings, and transportation infrastructure. Join us for a deep dive into these fast-breaking movements and how policy leaders and organizations are collaborating to propel their work for the future. 

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May
29

Census 2020: What’s At Risk And What Can Philanthropy Do Now?

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 -
3:30pm to 5:30pm

Please note, start time adjusted! Join us to learn more about the challenges to a fair census, and how undercounts hurt everyone – not just the undercounted groups.  We will also hear from state, county and city representatives to learn what has to happen on the ground, and the roles that philanthropy can play to help ensure a fair and accurate count.

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Agenda Setting: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Influencing Public Policy

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Publication date: 
03/2015

Donating money to modify public thinking and government policy has now taken its place next to service-centered giving as a constructive branch of philanthropy. Many donors now view public-policy reform as a necessary adjunct to their efforts to improve lives directly. This book was written to help donors navigate the obstacles of public-policy philanthropy.

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Permissible Activity During an Election Cycle

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Publication date: 
06/2014

Nonprofits can and should play an active role during elections, particularly by educating and activating voters. However, with important local, state and federal elections coming up this fall, nonprofits should take the time to remind their staff about appropriate activity during a political campaign or at any other time.

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