KF News and Ideas

You're Invited - Join an Online Forum about Climate Change

We have 4 forums coming up using he long-awaited Climate Choices issue framing

6 More Opportunities to Participate in Online Forums In the Next 2 Weeks

Six more chances to try online Common Ground for Action forums that will be part of Kettering's annual report to policymakers, A Public Voice.

Hal Saunders’ Impact and Influence Was Truly Global

Reactions to the death of Hal Saunders have been pouring in from all over the world.

Dr. Harold H. Saunders, 1930-2016

Harold H. Saunders, assistant secretary of state in the Carter administration and the recently retired director of international affairs at the Kettering Foundation, has died.

“The Civic Responsibilities of Colleges”: Adam Weinberg on Denison University

Adam Weinberg has long been a leader in the higher education movement for democratic innovation, including Kettering’s College Presidents and the Civic Purposes of Higher Education initiative.

Template for Campus Conversations on Democracy

Kettering has recently begun working with college presidents to move beyond their administrative and fundraising roles and provide new leadership for civic engagement. Beginning with a meeting with a small group of college presidents in July 2015, we found that these presidents were indeed eager to take leadership on themes of democracy and civic engagement on their campuses and with their stakeholders. This blog series, College Presidents on Higher Education and Its Civic Purposes, offers a space to gather and present their thoughts.

Introducing College Presidents on Higher Education and Its Civic Purposes

Kettering has recently begun working with college presidents to move beyond their administrative and fundraising roles and provide new leadership for civic engagement—to act as “public philosophers” for their institutions. Beginning with a meeting with a small group of college presidents in July 2015, we found that these presidents were indeed eager to take leadership on themes of democracy and civic engagement on their campuses and with their stakeholders. This blog series offers a space to gather and present their thoughts.

February #cgafridays— 4 Chances to Try an Online “Making Ends Meet” Forum

#cgafridays, NIF’s recurring Friday online forum series, continues this February with more chances to try online Common Ground for Action forums!

INTERVIEW: Patty Dineen - 20 Years & Counting with NIF

An interview with Patty Dineen, secretary and treasurer for the National Issues Forums Institute.

#cgafridays Return - Register for a Making Ends Meet Forum Today!

Common Ground for Action, KF and NIF's new platform for online deliberation, has been steadily growing over the past year. In fact, demand for opportunities to try the new platform has been so strong that in November of last year we launched #cgafridays, a recurring series of CGA forums held each Friday for anyone who wants to participate.