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The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is responsive to the public and able to meet the greatest challenges facing our nation.

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Guest Post: Tell it Straight? The Advantages and Dangers of Parody

By Peter Levine / 2013 June 24th

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts by CIRCLE, which evaluated several initiatives funded by the Democracy Fund to inform and engage voters during the 2012 election. These posts discuss issues of general interest that emerged from specific evaluations.

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Guest Post: How to Reach a Large Scale with High-Quality Messages

By Peter Levine / 2013 June 19th

This is the third in a series of blog posts by CIRCLE, which evaluated several initiatives funded by the Democracy Fund to inform and engage voters during the 2012 election. These posts discuss issues of general interest that emerged from specific evaluations.

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Guest Post: Learning from the Democracy Fund’s Early Grants

By Peter Levine / 2013 June 5th

Last year, the Democracy Fund made a series of inaugural grants during the 2012 election that experimented with different approaches to informing voters, exposing them to alternative points of view, and reducing the influence of deceptive political communications. CIRCLE (the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement at Tufts University), was asked to evaluate these projects in order to learn more about their reach and influence.

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A More Responsive Political System

By Joe Goldman / 2013 February 20th

In my last post, I introduced our grantees working to foster greater bipartisan problem solving in our political system. This time, I’d like to talk about some of the initial grants that we have made towards creating a more responsive political system.

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Welcome to the Democracy Fund

By Joe Goldman / 2012 December 17th

Thanks for visiting the new web site of the Democracy Fund. We’re excited to have this space to share the work of our new initiatives.