In the News

Oct 30 2018

Exponent Philanthropy: Collaboration Across Differences: A High-Return Investment

“In a time when divisive politics often sends people to their partisan corners, funders have the opportunity to play a unique role as bridge-builders. By investing in efforts that bring together individuals and organizations from different sectors and viewpoints, you can contribute to reducing polarization while also laying the groundwork for more lasting societal change. Since no one person, party, or side has a monopoly on wisdom, it often takes the collective knowledge, resources, and expertise of people with diverse perspectives to create enduring solutions to the complex problems of our time.”

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Oct 15 2018

Convergence Working Up Press Release

The Convergence Working Up project announces the release of their final report for increasing economic mobility for low-income Americans. The report was released on October 15th.

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Oct 9 2018

Greater Good Magazine: 10 Tips for Getting People to Talk Across Political Differences

“Our experience shows that people with widely different viewpoints on big issues can have discussions, find agreement, and collaborate.”

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Sep 28 2018

Roll Call: Shutdowns Seem Normal Now. We’re Frustrated Too

OPINION — The American people have told us time and again — in the grocery store, at town halls, and through phone calls and emails — that they have lost faith in Congress’ ability to get things done. We share their frustration.

With our encouragement, two members of the Joint Select Committee, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) wrote an op piece in Roll Call urging Congress to take action.

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Aug 20 2018

Upswell: Meet Rob Fersh

Q&A with Rob Fersh in preparation for speaking at Upswell LA this November. Upswell is an immersive, high-energy forum for turning ideas into action convened by Independent Sector.

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Aug 7 2018

Government Matters: How to Build a Better Budget Process

“The Convergence Center for Policy Resolution took a closer look at the budget process in its Building a Better Budget Process report. The document lays out recommendations to make the budget process smoother for both Congress and agency decision makers. Mike Veselik, managing director of the Building a Better Budget Process project at Convergence, said that they interviewed 100 federal stakeholders, and each one wanted more predictability in the process.”
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Jul 18 2018

RealClear Policy: We Might Actually Get Budget Reform This Year

“It should not go unnoticed that various groups from across the political spectrum have been helping Congress to tackle budget reform. They include the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the National Taxpayers Union, the Brookings Institution, the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, and the Heritage Foundation — to name just a handful. The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, which I co-chair, has also helped to produce research and events on budgeting and appropriations.”
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