3 ways funders can stand up for the truth
It's been a rough month for the truth in America. Disputes over "alternative facts" from the White House on crowd size and voter fraud have been coupled with attempts to muzzle government agencies accustomed to sharing their research with the public.
Given the partisan nature of many of these disputes, it may seem difficult for foundations to weigh in. But here are three positive steps to take, says MIF Research and Strategy Director Jessica Clark:
1. Support research into why evidence fails to convince.
2. Invest in solutions.
3. Speak out.