Throughout the runup to the 2008 presidential election, both Democratic and Republican candidates have pointed to the nonprofit sector’s vital and growing role in tackling some of our nation’s most serious challenges: education, health care, housing, and other areas of social need. The candidates want to connect with voters by highlighting fresh, new solutions that might bridge the divisions between political parties and provide concrete results to an American voting public increasingly cynical about government’s ability to solve our nation’s most intractable problems.
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