In this report, The Promise and Challenge of Community Democracy, authors Garland Yates and Peter Pennekamp reflect on their experiences and observations in discussion of what is needed to truly build change in communities.
In the second edition of this monograph, Daniel Kemmis explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy. Beginning with a wide-ranging stroll through the shared history of philanthropy and democracy, Kemmis asks whether philanthropy can and should do more to strengthen the infrastructure and practices of democracy.
Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a nonprofit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue.
A non-partisan informational gateway, created by journalist and author Hedrick Smith, aimed at helping people get engaged in fixing our democracy and making our economy fairer at the local level, where people power still has clout.
In May 2014, the Community Democracy Workshop and the Kettering Foundation convened 17 people committed to community democracy and community engagement from philanthropic, community-based, and supporting organizations along with Kettering staff members to learn from each other and explore questions of assumptions, beliefs, comunity engagement and community democracy.
In this guide from GrantCraft, funders and organizers discuss what makes community organizing unique and uniquely effective, how to manage grantee relationships over time, understanding the value of process, and the grantmaker's special role in fostering change.