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Craigconnects helps link people who are working for the common good with effective nonprofits and organizations that get the job done. It does so by highlighting nonprofits that are making an impact in a variety of social areas. In this audio interview with Stanford Center for Social Innovation correspondent Ashkon Jafari, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark tells us about how he started CraigConnects, chose areas to support, and selected nonprofits to focus on. He outlines the enterprise’s activities and vision for the future. He also discusses how he has been using social media to get the word out.
Lessons from the voter turnout series, a collaboration between the Hewlett Foundation and SSIR.
A recent get-out-the-vote experiment shows that turnout in primaries can be cost-effectively enlarged and broadened by targeting voters who only vote in general elections and who are often ignored by campaigns.
Building on a quarter century of get-out-the-vote efforts, MTV’s 2016 “Elect This” campaign will encourage young people to vote in support of the polices that inspire them, rather than the political system that doesn’t.
Higher voter turnout in those primaries would help prevent polarization and encourage a well-functioning legislature.
In Democratic by Design, Gabriel Metcalf looks at how small-scale, self-organized projects that work outside the traditional structures of government and business can scale up to effect widespread social change.