Carleton University - School of Public Policy and Administration
PADM-5212: Public Policy and Civil Society - Options and Issues in Financing the Third Sector
Description: This seminar will examine options and issues in public policy for financing civil society. Drawing on literature from economics, law, management, non-profit and philanthropy studies, political science, public policy and sociology, this course will explore debates, strategies, models, tools and laws, regulations and performance assessment associated with government policies that directly or indirectly promote grant-making, lending and equity investing in civil-society organizations. Both supply-side and demand-side policy issues will be examined for such areas of practice as government grants and contracts; private, community and venture philanthropy; earned income and hard-asset building; program-related investing; microfinance; community-based lending; long-term patient loan capital; registered savings plans for persons with disabilities; and targeted investing through pension funds. This course will focus mainly on the experience of Canadian and US civil society organizations.
Faculty: Tessa Hebb (Winter 2012)
Source: Syllabus downloaded from http://carleton.ca/sppa/academics/course-information/2012-winter-course-outlines/ (accessed 8 January 2014)