PACE hosted a panel during a Council on Foundations pre-conference session, providing participants a forum for conversation about the state of American democratic practice, as well as the many ways philanthropy is working to restore, revive, and renew our democracy. We were thrilled to design this panel as part of the larger robust, thoughtful, and engaging discussion at the COF conference. We couldn’t possibly capture all the details of this multifaceted discussion, but in an effort to continue the dialogue and reflect it to our full membership, we’ve captured highlights from the session below—framed as a list of big-picture challenges philanthropy faces, followed by opportunities to move through those challenges and strengthen our nation’s fractured democracy. There was tremendous energy and enthusiasm in Dallas this week, and we look forward to hearing from you as you continue that momentum in your work.

For a recap and reflection on the session, including takeaways and implications for philanthropy, please click here.