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How Foundations Use Communications to Advance Their Public Policy Work

Publication date: 
05/2010
This study examines how foundations that wish to engage in public policy are using communications to expand the reach and impact of their work. It reveals that communications is at the very center of successful policy engagement for the foundations interviewed, which make use of ten distinctly different strategies to boost their policy engagement. Among the foundations included in the study are The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Energy Democracy: Community Scale Green Energy Solutions

Publication date: 
04/2010
This report argues that addressing the question of race is key to building a stronger and "greener" American economy and concludes that community-owned or controlled renewable energy and small-scale electricity production strengthens communities of color and provides benefits to the nation at large. Energy Democracy outlines key inequities and solutions in U.S. energy policy, identifies policy areas that must be addressed to encourage innovation in local energy production, and provides a blueprint to explore a better way to secure energy needs while building equity and wealth community by...

Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education

This website from The Schott Foundation for Public Education is a data portal that provides parents, educators, media, policymakers and elected officials with direct access to important data on the reality of education for Black males across all 50 states. It includes links to the Foundation's national research summary as well as an interactive map with state-by-state statistics and individual state report cards.

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