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Tag: Elections



Technology & Design

From Politics to Public Policy: Part 1

How campaign lessons can amplify your work. In part one: digital tools for nonprofits.

By Ellen S. Alberding | Apr. 9, 2013

The Nonprofits of 2025

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

By Helmut K. Anheier | 1 | Feb. 21, 2013


High Stakes Donor Collaborations

Pioneering groups of foundations and philanthropists have pooled their talent and resources to help solve social sector problems too big for any one to tackle alone.


Democracy and Philanthropy

How private giving can contribute to the needs of American democracy.



Climate Strategies for Obama’s Second Term

Politics is the art of the possible.

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 1 | Jan. 23, 2013

Nonprofit Management

What Obama’s Campaign Can Teach Nonprofits About Measurement

Five measurement practices that Obama’s campaign and high-performing nonprofits have in common.

By Matthew Forti & Colin Murphy | 4 | Jan. 22, 2013

Individual Giving

Upending the Power Structure of Giving

The issues and effects of “diverse donors” are no longer marginal, but a central part of the complex philanthropic and social sector in the US.

By Melissa A. Berman | 1 | Dec. 21, 2012


What Price Democracy?

A slippery slope: from good-willed private philanthropy in support of public goals to a system in which private goals predominate.

By Kelly Kleiman | 1 | Dec. 20, 2012

Individual Giving

Giving Black

A study from Liberty Hill Foundation provides insights into building philanthropy in African American communities.

By Ange-Marie Hancock | Dec. 18, 2012

Civil Society

Follow the Money

MapLight, a nonprofit that crunches data to determine the influence of money in politics, aims to make government more accountable.
By Brandon Keim | Nov. 7, 2012