PACE produced publications to
promote the value of citizen service, volunteerism and civic engagement
under its former name of the Grantmaker Forum on Community &
National Service. These publications are available to read and download.
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the Divide to Promoting Active Citizenship (November 2003)
Report from the November 2003 Wingspread Conference on developing
a common framework for advancing active citizenship.
Six Practitioners' Perspectives on Building Civic Engagement
A quick glimpse into how six program leaders think
about how their work advances the goal of active citizenship
and civic engagement.
Service to Civics (October 2003)
publication examines the link between service and civic engagement.
What are the ingredients of a service experience that leads
volunteers to vote or write letters to their congressional representatives
or choose careers in public service? Do all service experiences
increase one's skills and inclinations for active participation
in the processes of democracy? With assistance from Innovations
in Civic Participation and the expertise of Susan Stroud and
Shirley Sagawa, we assembled a snapshot of twelve programs and
their approaches to building active citizenship through service.
Dear Mr. President (July 2003)
issue brief features the comments and recommendations made by
those attending the Kansas City Regional Forum on Service and
Volunteerism in May 2003. Leaders from Kansas and Missouri representing
foundations, nonprofits, businesses, government agencies, schools
and universities gathered to discuss President Bush's call to
the nation to increase its commitment to service, volunteering,
and civic engagement and how such a call is received and acted
upon at the community level.
Leadership and Service in Times of National Crisis (August 2002)
A summary of a conversation sponsored by the Grantmaker
Forum at the Council on Foundationsí Annual Conference in Chicago
in April 2002. Dot Ridings, President and CEO of the Council
on Foundations; Leslie Lenkowsky, President and CEO of the Corporation
for National and Community Service; and Paul Glastris, Editor
of the Washington Monthly, share their perspectives on national
service in a post September 11th America, and debate the merits
of universal service as a strategy to increase Americansí civic
Calling the Nation to Serve: A Philanthropic Perspective (March
The Grantmaker Forum's response to President George W. Bush's
national call to service and his proposed national service expansion,
the USA Freedom Corps, which he introduced in his State of the
Union address on January 29th, 2002.
From Inspiration to Participation: A Review of Perspectives
on Youth Civic Engagement (November 2001)
A result of a unique collaboration between the Grantmaker
Forum on Community & National Service and the Carnegie Corporation
of New York, this paper, authored by Cindy Gibson, Program Officer,
Strengthening U.S. Democracy Program of the Carnegie Corporation,
provides an insightful analysis of the 'paths', including service,
that are employed to encourage active citizenship among youth
in America. Gibson examines how those paths compete with and
complement one another, and makes some practical suggestions
for those who wish to advance youth civic engagement.
a Partnership for National Service (November 2003)
A result of a unique collaboration between the
Grantmaker Forum on Community & National Service and the
Carnegie Corporation of New York, this paper, authored by Cindy
Gibson, Program Officer, Strengthening U.S. Democracy Program
of the Carnegie Corporation, provides an insightful analysis
of the 'paths', including service, that are employed to encourage
active citizenship among youth in America. Gibson examines how
those paths compete with and complement one another, and makes
some practical suggestions for those who wish to advance youth
National Service in the Next Century: Taking it to Scale (May
Monograph based on a policy forum co-sponsored
by the Grantmaker Forum at City Year’s 1998 Annual Conference.
in the 21st Century (February 2003)
In December 2002, the Grantmaker Forum in partnership
with the Independent Sector, Northern California Grantmakers,
Southern California Association for Philanthropy, and the California
Association of Nonprofits sponsored two California forums on
volunteerism and service. This brief summarizes the conversation
and general themes that arose during the conversations on the
value and future of service and volunteering.
The Cost of a Volunteer: What It Takes to Provide a Quality
Volunteer Experience (March 2003)
This new publication summarizes the findings from an
examination of 21 volunteer programs nationwide. The study attempted
to ascertain the true financial cost of organizing a high quality
volunteer program and to better understand the implications
for the nonprofit sector of the President's call to service.
Read the results of the review and find out what it really takes
to provide high quality volunteer experience.