Public Policy

MPC feels strongly that there is great value in funders being engaged in public policy on the state and national levels.

In 2014 MPC convened a Public Policy Task Team charged with developing recommendations for how MPC can best support and enhance the public policy work of our philanthropic network. Read more about the task team and their resulting report. In 2017, the Public Policy Committee for Maine's Philanthropic Network was officially launched. This committee is responsible for enhancing and implementing the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Public Policy - A Path to Greater Impact report

Scroll down for a listing of resources and events related to public policy. 


Census 2020 Webinar

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November 2018
This webinar is an introduction to the 2020 census. It provides a high-level overview of the census and its importance, discusses the difficulties that impede the collection of accurate census data, identifies what can be done to overcome some of those difficulties, and provides examples of what funders in states other than Maine have done to help support an accurate census. Featured speakers include Marcia Avner , co-chair of the Funders Census Initiative (a project of the Funders Committee for Civic Participation ), Alexie Torres-Fleming , executive director of the Access Strategies Fund ,...
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