How can the philanthropic sector help strengthen democracy?

1:30 - 2:30pm EST

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Democracy is top-of-mind for Americans across the political spectrum. The pandemic and 2020 elections sharpened our focus on questions that have been building for decades: As our society evolves, what does good governance look like? How do ensure that it happens? What role do we all play in the process?

This panel will explore how philanthropists and funders have been—and should be—approaching this reimagining of a healthy American democracy. They’ll discuss the role of philanthropy in efforts such as strengthening government infrastructure, the electoral process, and civic engagement, as well as recommendations for nonprofits seeking to deepen partnerships with philanthropists in these areas.

Moderator: Dr. Raymond Smith, Adjunct Associate Professor, NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs



This is the first in a four-part event series—How democracy drives change. This event series is offered as a collaboration between Aperio Philanthropy and the George H. Heyman, Jr. Program for Philanthropy and Fundraising within the NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs.