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PUBLIC POLICY & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

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Foundation Leaders Divided on Legislation, Supportive of Field-Building Efforts

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10/01/2011
Since 2008, attempts have been made to pass state-wide legislation in California and Florida regarding the public disclosure of private foundation practices related to diversity; one succeeded and one failed.This report has documented the opinions of foundation executives about these legislative efforts. Based on survey responses from 73 members of the Center's Grantmaker Leadership Panel the report finds that, on balance, these individuals tend to have unfavorable opinions of both initiatives.
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Point/Counterpoint: Does Philanthropy Serve the Public Interest?

Publication date: 
01/01/2011
The first in SCG's newest publication series exploring different perspectives on critical issues of interest to the philanthropic sector, this publication features contributions from Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and Adam Myerson, President, The Philanthropy Roundtable.
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Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing and Civic Engagement in Los Angeles

Publication date: 
01/01/2009
This research documents how 15 nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County and their allies leveraged foundation grants to secure nearly $91 of benefit for every dollar spent for Los Angeles citizens.
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