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July 12, 2023

Could News Bloom in News Deserts?

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June 29, 2023

Investing in Ideas, Influencing Policy: A Guide to Think Tank Effectiveness

Executive SummaryAs donors evaluate think tank investments, this paper proposes a series of features that distinguish independent autonomous public policy think tanks and their effectiveness in influencing public policy choices. With careful consideration to the process outlined in thisreport, donors may direct think tank funding toward those with high impact. It will discuss and exemplify…

September 2, 2021

Is Civil Society Becoming a Luxury Good?

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April 19, 2021

The Role of Community in Place-based Giving

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January 17, 2020

Rethinking Reentry

Policymakers and researchers have been searching for a solution to persistently high rates of recidivism for decades. While the number of incarcerated individuals under federal and state jurisdiction has decreased in recent years and is currently at a 10-year low, the United States still incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation. This level of incarceration has real consequences.  By some estimates, nearly 70…