Campbell Poverty Q6
The philanthropic organizations can take a more general view; they tend to be a bit more removed from the pressures of delivering on daily needs for housing, medical care, training, or food. They are positioned to study best practices from other states and countries, to survey the academic literature, and to propose concepts for improving the delivery of basic needs. A non-partisan approach to improving government could also come out of the state’s major philanthropic organizations, like the Hewlett Foundation. Such concepts as the little Hoover Commission, and reforms in redevelopment agencies, were conceptualized from philanthropies in the past; the need is even greater now.