Announcements

GrantCraft Releases Guide to Funder Collaboratives

When it comes to funder collaboratives, is the whole truly greater than the sum of its parts? Can foundations make a bigger impact with grant dollars by working together than by going it alone? Yes, grantmakers say, as long as members define their goals, set clear operational guidelines, and work from the start to make the collaborative function well for grantees.read more >>

Center for Governmental Studies Releases Report: "Loopholes, Tricks and End Runs: Evasions of Campaign Finance laws, and a Model Law to Block Them."

Loopholes, Tricks and End Runs: Evasions of Campaign Finance Laws, and a Model Law to Block Them, a new report issued today by the Center for Governmental Studies (CGS), concludes that while many campaign finance reforms have taken some of the negative influences of money out of electoral and governmental processes, they have been undermined by “loopholes” in existing laws that have allowed candidates and elected officials to raise money far in excess of existing contribution limits.read more >>

Common Counsel Foundation Seeks Executive Director

Common Counsel Foundation is excited to announce the launch of their search process for a new Executive Director.

They’re seeking an energetic, seasoned professional who has a history of working in philanthropy, with demonstrated success in donor development, and who understands deeply the social change movement to help lead and grow the organization. They are looking for a leader who will provide collaborative leadership to a staff that includes two experienced program officers, a finance manager and administrative support staff.read more >>

Position Announcement – Program Officer, Public Welfare Foundation

Program Officer, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program

The Public Welfare Foundation, a national foundation with assets of more than $400 million based in Washington, DC, is seeking a program officer who will help oversee nearly $7 million of annual grantmaking in the area of Criminal and Juvenile Justice. The position reports to the Vice President for Programs.

About the Foundationread more >>

User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning Released by Harvard Family Research Project

The Evaluation Team at the Harvard Family Research Project has developed a User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning.

This tool was developed for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts. The User's Guide takes you through four basic steps that generate the core elements of an advocacy evaluation plan, including what will be measured and how.

This tool will help you:read more >>

Improving State Voter Registration Databases Report Issued by National Academy of Sciences

In a recently released report funded by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the National Academy of Sciences makes a series of recommendations to improve statewide voter registration databases.

Short-term recommendations include new approaches to how voter registration information is disseminated, improved voter education and changes related to administrative processes such as human review of registrations that are computer-indicated for removal. read more >>

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