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- Forward Together: Empowering America’s Citizen Sector for the Change We Need (2008)
Highlighting the role our nation’s nonprofit sector can play in economic recovery efforts, the Forward Together Declaration is an appeal to America’s public and private leadership to renew our country’s compact with the nonprofit sector through a series of actions that include reinvigorating and strengthening the partnership between government and the citizen sector, investing in citizen sector capacity to innovate and perform, and promoting new models of nonprofit finance. To date, over 400 nonprofit leaders have signed on to the Declaration. The Declaration was developed at a seminar that the Center organized under the auspices of its Listening Post Project.
- Nonprofit Policy Priorities for the New Administration (2008)
Listening Post Communiqué #11 | Lester M. Salamon, Stephanie L. Geller, and Kasey L. Spence.
This survey sought the opinions of America’s crucially important nonprofit executives about what a new national administration could do to equip nonprofits to help Americans cope with the economic crisis. Respondents were asked how useful a series of possible policy measures might be to organizations such as theirs, what their top three policy priorities would be, and whether they agreed with a number of more general policy-related statements.
- Reality Testing: An Interview with Lester Salamon (Symphony Magazine, 2009)
Symphony Magazine | February 2009.
This interview with Center Director Lester Salamon from Symphony Magazine January - February 2009, discusses ways that nonprofit organizations can demonstrate their public value in light of increasing scrutiny and dwindling funding opportunities. The Center is grateful to Symphony Magazine for allowing us to post this piece.
- [News Release] Nonprofit Leaders to President and Congress: 1 Million Charities Are Ready To Help: Unprecedented Declaration calls for renewing America’s compact with its “citizen sector.” (2009)
News release | 23 February 2009.
Announces the release of the Declaration entitled, “Forward Together: Empowering America’s Citizen Sector for the Change We Need,” calling on the nation’s governments and businesses to join with its citizen sector for a renewed “partnership in public service.”
- [Speech] Training Professional Citizens: Getting Beyond the Right Answer to the Wrong Question in Public Affairs Education
This speech by Lester Salamon was presented as the keynote address at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 22, 2004.