Public Policy

News
Published: 04/07/2015
CMF’s annual Foundations on the Hill visit was a resounding success, according to the large contingent of members who joined in this year’s trip and the congressional leaders who took time to meet with them.
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News type: Newswire
Audience: All Members
Topic: Public Policy



News
Published: 10/21/2014
The question for foundation leaders is how best to develop a relationship with elected and appointed officials, government bureaucrats and other policymakers to achieve the social, civic and monetary impact desired, according to three experts on the public policy/philanthropic dynamic.
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News type: Newswire
Audience: All Members
Funding Area: Advocacy



News
Published: 05/23/2014
Over the past seven months, the Center for Michigan has once again engaged thousands of Michigan residents from across the state and asked: What issues do you want candidates to address on the campaign trail – and in the state capitol, once elected?
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News type: From the Web
Audience: All Members



Resource
Released: 04/2010

This is the third assessment of Office of Foundation Liaison (OFL) conducted by the Community Research Institute (CRI) at Grand Valley State University.

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Resource Type: Report



Resource
Released: 08/2011

The paper draws on a broad multi-disciplinary review of academic literature, both theory and applied research, regarding the “conclusive” components of effective coalitions.

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Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Members



Resource
Released: 11/2014

This new report from Public Sector Consultants and the Citizens Research Council of Michigan identifies places where targeted investments are most likely to produce the best outcomes for Michigan’s children and for the state as a whole.

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Resource Type: Report



Resource
Released: 02/2015

This summary from the Michigan League for Public Policy highlights Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's proposed budget for fiscal year 2016.

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Resource Type: Research, Data & Reports
Topic: Public Policy



Resource
Released: 01/2015

A large portion of US children live in poverty—22 percent according to the official measure, and 18 percent according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). The SPM shows that child poverty is alleviated by the current safety net, but despite those benefits child poverty has risen over the last decade.

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Resource Type: ReportResearch



Resource
Released: 10/2015

This publication will examine the common elements of the state and federal religious exemption laws, review the national landscape of religious exemption legislation and litigation, demonstrate how religious exemption laws have had serious unintended consequences, and examine the impact of broad religious exemption laws on the LGBT community.

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Resource Type: Report
Audience: All Members
Funding Area: LGBTQ



Resource
Released: 12/2015

This report offers practical guidance on philanthropic organizations can use advocacy effectively to advance their mission.

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Resource Type: Best Practice