Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Obama Engages Nonprofit Community

Public Allies
Obama taps officials from Echoing Green and Public Allies to foster innovation in his administration
Thanks to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.com: for this encouraging news about the way that the Obama administration is beginning to engage the nonprofit community:

Two Charity Heads Among Leaders Advising Obama on Innovation

Two charity leaders have been appointed to a group of more than 30 people that has been asked to help the incoming Obama administration devise an “innovation agenda.”

They are: Cheryl Dorsey, president of Echoing Green, in New York, which provides fellowships to entrepreneurial nonprofit leaders; and Paul Schmitz, president of Public Allies, in Milwaukee, which trains young people for nonprofit and public-service careers."

Their group — the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform Policy Working Group — will recommend ways to modernize government; use technology to expand the economy and solve pressing national problems; and promote “active citizenship” and government partnerships with civil-society organizations, according to the Obama transition project’s Web site.

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