How the League Contributes to the ‘Net Zero’ Commitment

December 21, 2018

The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) just took place in San Francisco. One key focus area was a commitment to “constructing and renovating buildings to be ‘net zero,’ which...

City Managers and Civic Engagement

December 21, 2018

How do city managers engage a public that often seems sidelined and reluctant to get involved? What happens when interrelated networks of people engage around the shared challenge of addressing...

A Year in Review: 2018 National Civic League Milestones

December 16, 2018

2018 has been a big year for the National Civic League. With the help of members, sponsors and donors, we have accomplished several important milestones during the past year, among...

Equitable Development as a Tool to Advance Racial Equity

November 28, 2018

As some cities rebound from decades of suburbanization and disinvestment, many have hailed the improvements that come with increased public and private investment and higher tax revenues. However, the benefits...

Hate Crimes on the Rise. What Can Cities Do?

November 28, 2018

According to a recent New York Times article, "Hate crime reports increased 17 percent last year from 2016, the F.B.I. said on Tuesday, rising for the third consecutive year as...

Undivided Nation: Q&A

November 28, 2018

A Q&A with David Leaverton of Undivided Nation Editor’s Note: “What would it take to bring unity to America?” That’s the powerful question that has guided the Undivided Nation tour....

What if farmers and others in rural communities had more influence over the decisions that impact their lives?

October 24, 2018

With major changes in farming and food systems in the past century, the Interactivity Foundation recently published a discussion guide around rural communities and possible future directions with policy implications....

Realizing a More Inclusive Electorate: Identity, Knowledge, Mobilization

October 24, 2018

Donors and philanthropists should support organizations that carry out year-round civic engagement, leadership development, and capacity building in communities and within demographic groups that partisan campaigns often pass over, a...

“Democracy, Voting & Civic Duty: Motivating Quotations on Individual and Collective Responsibility.”

October 23, 2018

Do you need a dose of inspiration about the importance of civic engagement and democracy? If so, check out the e-book, “Democracy, Voting & Civic Duty: Motivating Quotations on Individual...

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