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Welcome to Betsy Wright Hawkings

By Joe Goldman / 2015 January 6th

The Democracy Fund is delighted to welcome Betsy Wright Hawkings as the new Program Director for our Governance Initiative...  

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How are We Doing? Lessons from our First Grantee Perception Survey

By Joe Goldman / 2014 December 31st

Measurement and evaluation play an important role in how we at the Democracy Fund approach our work. We believe that we have a responsibility to be transparent about the progress...  

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Our Growing Team

By Joe Goldman / 2014 November 10th

I’m incredibly proud of how much progress we have made in the short time since our launch and in particular would like to share that four incredible people have...  

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“We’re going to fix that.”

By Adam Ambrogi / 2014 November 4th

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama brought national attention to ongoing problems in election administration, most notably long lines at polling places on Election Day. What came next...  

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2014 for 2016: Supporting Innovations in Voter Information

By Tom Glaisyer / 2014 October 16th

Last week, we shared our early research on voter information platforms and the breadth of exciting new organizations that our research unearthed. The impetus: The Hewlett Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation and the Democracy Fund all share an interest in better equipping voters with the information they need: to participate in elections, vote in ways that reflect their interests, understand candidate positions and ballot issues, and to keep track of their representatives.