Showing posts tagged with: "Civic Engagement"

DC Civic Health Index . July 8, 2014

Serve DC and the National Conference on Citizenship released the first-ever District of Columbia Civic Health Index, which reveals how District residents engage in key civic activities, such as voting, volunteering and interacting with neighbors. Compared to the 50 states, the District ranked among the highest when it came to voting in local elections... read more

CIRCLE to Host Free Online Seminar . January 9, 2014

Next week, CIRCLE is launching a free, 5-week, open online seminar that will extend research and recommendations from their recent report, All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement. The seminar is an effort to reach out to, connect, and engage individuals and groups interested in extending the conversation about the state of... read more

Girls Inc. She Votes 2012: Future voters, future leaders . April 5, 2013

A partner of Nonprofit VOTE, Girls Inc. is a national affiliate-based organization “inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” In 2012, 56 local Girls Inc. affiliates around the country participated in She Votes, enabling 4,424 girls to cast ballots in a mock election. Through She Votes, girls get hands-on experience with voting,... read more

Four Reasons to Host a Candidate Forum . May 16, 2012

Although it is a valuable piece of nonprofit voter engagement, candidate engagement if often overlooked. But whether your organization is well-versed in voter participation or is just getting started, engaging candidates can benefit both your organization and your constituents. Hosting a candidate forum can take your efforts to the next level by: Making... read more

Recent Trends in Youth Civic Engagement . December 1, 2011

A new CIRCLE study, “Understanding a Diverse Generation: Youth Civic Engagement in the United States,” provides an in-depth analysis of recent youth civic engagement trends. The findings challenge many common myths about the ways in which young people (ages 18-29) are involved in our political system. The study found that at least three... read more

Mobile Technology and Civic Engagement . May 19, 2011

A new report from The Hispanic Institute found that Hispanics are the leading users of mobile phones and social media in the U.S. The study, “Connected Hispanics and Civic Engagement,” highlights the three areas Hispanics have used technology to affect change–immigration, education, and voter registration. Gus West of The Hispanic... read more

Nonprofit Advocacy Impacts Southern States . May 17, 2011

A new study by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy found that advocacy by nonprofit organizations in four Southern states brought more than $4.7 billion in benefits to low-wage workers, families, and other underserved populations. The study analyzed the impact of 20 advocacy and community organizing groups in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana,... read more

Volunteers of America . December 2, 2010

With the holiday season upon us, many nonprofits are looking for volunteers to help staff special programs and services, as well as continuing to recruit folks to help with day-to-day activities. Thus, December is the perfect time to talk about this particular aspect of civic engagement. People volunteer for a variety of reasons: it makes them feel... read more

Harry Potter in Our World . November 23, 2010

This past weekend, you probably saw long lines of avid Harry Potter fans waiting (perhaps in costume) to see the first installment of the seventh film. And while you and your children might know all about muggles, he-who-must-not-be-named, the Weasley family, and Dumbledore’s Army, you may not have heard of the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA). The Harry... read more