GRANTMAKERS AVERSION TO ADVOCACY IGNORES HISTORY

Posted on May 17, 2002

[Public Education Network]

GRANTMAKERS AVERSION TO ADVOCACY IGNORES HISTORY
>From the very beginning, public-policy work and advocacy activities, such as organizing citizens to voice their views, have been the bedrock of our democratic evolution. Nonprofit organizations, fueled by money from individual and institutional donors, have held governments accountable, helped formulate and pass public policies at the national and local levels, given voice and influence to marginal constituencies, protected our civil rights and environment, and assisted in shaping our relations with other countries. Pablo Eisenberg argues that enabling citizens to fight for social and economic justice will require funders to overcome their reluctance and fear.

http://philanthropy.com/free/articles/v14/i21/21003201.htm


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