Larry OttingerView Posts by Contributor

With enormous challenges and diminished resources, it is more important than ever that foundations and their grantees participate in shaping and implementing public policies that affect the communities, constituents, and issues about which they care so deeply. America’s foundations and charities have knowledge and expertise that policy-makers need to address growing social and human needs. [...]

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