On July 27 at 2 p.m. Eastern, PACE hosted a webinar titled “Philanthropy’s Role in Voter Engagement.”
Links Referenced by Speakers:
- Hewlett/SSIR 15-Blog Series: “Increasing Voter Turnout: It’s Tougher Than You Think”
- Nonprofit Vote Report: “Engaging New Voters: The Impact of Nonprofit Voter Outreach on Client and Community Turnout”
- “Foundations for Civic Impact” toolkit from Center for Lobbying and the Public Interest, Council on Foundations, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The sample grant language is on pages 12-13.
- “Voter Registration Rules for Private Foundations” from Bolder Advocacy.
- Sign up for National Voter Registration Day.
- Bolder Together 2: A report from California Civic Participation Funders
- Election Reforms and Voter Turnout Among Low Propensity Voting Groups: A report by Tova Wang
- Southern Conference Votes: an NCAA voter engagement initiative
- Graduating Students Into Voters: a behavioral science report from ideas42
Description: With the 2016 election a few months away, there is a lot of discussion about the role social sector organizations can (and should) play to encourage electoral participation. This discussion will explore that debate by highlighting research and promising ideas for nonprofits and foundations to consider within their work. It will also explore nonpartisan ways philanthropy may increase engagement in the political process, while also fostering an ongoing culture of civic participation beyond elections. Recommended advanced readings for this discussion include “Engaging New Voters: The Impact of Nonprofit Voter Outreach on Client and Community Turnout” (a report by Nonprofit VOTE) and “Increasing Voter Turnout: It’s Tougher Than You Think” (a 15-part Stanford Social Innovation Review blog series).
- Kelly Born, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- Brian Miller, Nonprofit VOTE
- Kristen Cambell, PACE