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State Population Change Reports

HaystaqDNA has created state reports, available through the Redistricting Data Hub, containing visualizations detailing the changes in total population and population by race and ethnicity for congressional districts, state senate districts, and state house/assembly districts.

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ARPA Organizing Opportunities

This toolkit developed by Community Catalyst illustrates how advocates can leverage ARPA funds to spur transformative change and address the unique needs of communities. It includes examples of advocates’ innovation in organizing for ARPA funding in their respective states and communities and also outlines innovative tactics and best practices that may be particularly effective in this moment.

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Health and Democracy Index

The Health and Democracy Index presents a wide range of health indicators and correlates these indicators to voting policies using the Cost of Voting Index. It’s designed to provide a shared health equity analysis of voting policy and serve as a tool to strengthen civic and voter participation.

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Latest Resources

State Population Change Reports

HaystaqDNA has created state reports, available through the Redistricting Data Hub, containing visualizations detailing the changes in total population and population by race and ethnicity for congressional districts, state senate districts, and state house/assembly districts.

Read More →

ARPA Organizing Opportunities

This toolkit developed by Community Catalyst illustrates how advocates can leverage ARPA funds to spur transformative change and address the unique needs of communities. It includes examples of advocates’ innovation in organizing for ARPA funding in their respective states and communities and also outlines innovative tactics and best practices that may be particularly effective in this moment.

Read More →

Health and Democracy Index

The Health and Democracy Index presents a wide range of health indicators and correlates these indicators to voting policies using the Cost of Voting Index. It’s designed to provide a shared health equity analysis of voting policy and serve as a tool to strengthen civic and voter participation.

Read More →

Pivoting to Advocacy and Organizing

This post to Exponent Philanthropy’s blog by Jennie Riley of the Rx Foundation describes the value and impact of the foundation’s shift toward funding advocacy, organizing, and citizen-engagement capacity.

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Changing the Landscape: People, Parks, and Power

Changing the Landscape: People, Parks, and Power

Prevention Institute recently published this report which proposes an approach to addressing park and green space inequities that prioritizes building power among people closest to the problem so that they can drive policy and systems change solutions.

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Investing in the Power of Young People: 20 Years of Philanthropic Support for Youth Organizing

Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) has released its 2020 Funder Scan which evaluates the critical role philanthropy has played in shoring up a youth organizing field poised to meet the multiple challenges of this moment. This report is part of FCYO’s 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan, a series of four reports that together offer an in-depth look into a field that has grown in significant ways over the last two decades.

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Why Redistricting Matters

Vitalyst Health Foundation has released a policy brief which describes the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) and discusses which eight of Arizona’s 19 charter cities conduct their own local process. The brief also explores the multiple ways people can engage to provide input so that community well-being can get the representation and resources it deserves.

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Tracking Health Policy Trends in Texas

The Episcopal Health Foundation recently released the latest Texas Health Policy Poll Report, a statewide public opinion survey that gathers Texans’ opinions on a variety of important state health policy issues. Our objective is to use the poll findings to inform the discussion on state health policy priorities.

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Blueprint for Philanthropic Census Engagement

The Funders Census Initiative has developed a resource detailing Census Bureau milestones and providing concrete examples of ways funders can engage and invest in census work throughout the decade.

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Connect With Funder Peers on Advocacy Strategies

Interested in exchanging strategies, information, and questions with your funder peers? Sign up for GIH E-Forums.

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Interested in learning more? Contact Eileen Salinsky.