Knowledge Pays: Compete in a Daily Civic Quiz

March 8, 2024

Unlock your civic knowledge for a chance to win a $200 gift card! Join the ActiVote Civics Challenge and test your way to some easy cash! Questions might include: What’s...

Key to a Strong Democracy: Trust

February 29, 2024

One of the principal ingredients of democracy is trust, something that is declining at the national level, but relatively healthy at the local level. At the same time, trust in...

2024 Brings Added Membership Benefits

February 29, 2024

After listening to feedback from both current and former members, the League is excited to announce that we have enhanced our membership benefits to better meet the needs of the...

Replacing Microphones with Deliberation

February 29, 2024

In many places official public meetings are reaching a crisis point because meeting formats are fodder for problematic exchanges between the public and elected officials. We need to think about...

Strategic Community Engagement: Empowering Underrepresented Voices

February 29, 2024

Recently, the National Civic League assisted the City of Grand Rapids, MI in a series of community outreach efforts. We often engage the expertise of senior fellows to amplify many...

Groups Working to Inform and Empower Voters in 2024

February 29, 2024

It’s an understatement to say it’s important for everyone to vote in this year’s presidential election. The good news is that there are hundreds of organizations working to promote the...

Democracy Begins at Home

January 30, 2024

A strong democracy starts with relationships among neighbors and social capital in our local communities. A recent book by Seth Kaplan, Fragile Neighborhoods, as reviewed in PM Magazine, builds on...

Three Ways to Strengthen Neighborhood Governance

January 30, 2024

Recent research from the SNF Agora Institute reveals a significant discrepancy in the availability of civic opportunities across different regions of America. At the same time, this research maps hundreds...

Mapping America’s Healthy Democracy Ecosystem

January 29, 2024

  Who are the organizations, funders, networks, and practitioners working to improve the health of American democracy, and how do they fit together into a greater whole? The America’s Healthy...

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