More than 200 grantmakers and nonprofits who belong to Donors Forum, an association that promotes philanthropy and a strong nonprofit sector in Illinois, came together to explore how community engagement contributes to our city and state and to the effectiveness of philanthropy and nonprofits.
Featured here are the two keynote speakers. Peter Levine is the director of CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, and research director of Tufts University's Jonathan Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. Levine speaks on why civic participation and community engagement matters. Bruce Sievers is a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and author of Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Fate of the Commons. Both speakers are introduced by Diana Hess, vice president of the Spencer Foundation.
Recorded Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at The Standard Club of Chicago.