Agenda Setting: A Wise Giver's Guide to Influencing Public Policy
Donors continue to be creative influences on public affairs today. In recent decades, private givers laid the groundwork for welfare reform, fair bail standards, public-interest law, school accountability, the fall of the Iron Curtain, declines in smoking and drunk driving, new forms of journalism and filmmaking, tort reform, educational choice, urban crime reductions, and many other public improvements.
Agenda Setting doesn't just defend the role of independent actors in refining national policy and politics. It instructs philanthropists on the most effective and efficient ways to influence public affairs. Many donors now view public-policy reform as a necessary adjunct to their traditional service-oriented giving, and this book will show you how to do it well.