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News Match Grows as New Funders Step Up to Support Nonprofit News

By Josh Stearns / 2017 November 20th

More than 20 new challenge grants mobilize thousands of new people to donate to local and investigative reporting. Read More

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Five Tips for Learning-Focused Meetings

By Donata Secondo / 2017 November 15th

Philanthropy is getting smarter about learning — but making space for learning can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you bring a learning mindset to your meetings. Read More

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Recruiting Poll Workers from Outside the Box

By Terry Ao Minnis / 2017 November 6th

For language minority voters, poll workers can make or break the success of their voting experience. To recruit quality poll workers, jurisdictions must have a proactive recruitment plan in place and must look at innovative ways to encourage people to serve. Read More

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Competent Poll Workers Bolstered Voters’ Confidence in 2016

By Jack Santucci / 2017 November 1st

Americans rely on poll workers to understand and help voters navigate election processes. To further promote trust in elections, election officials and advocates should continue to support poll workers’ success. Read More

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Is Social Media a Threat to Democracy?

By Tom Glaisyer / 2017 October 4th

Today The Omidyar Group released a paper co-authored by me and two colleagues at Omidyar Network on the role of social media platforms on democracy and the public square. Read More

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