My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Center for the Study of Economics, Philadelphia, PA, USA
CSE is doing important work of a kind that few other organizations do. Many organizations address symptoms, but CSE's work addresses the systemic root causes of both economic decline and economic growth, while recommending policies to counteract the former and encourage the latter. Their recommendations are evidence-based, relying on sound theory, proven best practices, and common sense -- values all too often missing from the policy arena. They provide tools which could be applied on a national scale, but also can help a great deal at the local and State levels -- the very places where the most acute fiscal pain is being felt today. A win for CSE would help them to continue and expand their important work at a time when it's needed most.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've met individuals associated with CSE at conferences and have benefited by hearing them speak, studying their literature on local economic development, and taking ideas and data which could be helpful to a similar campaign in my own city.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give it a lot more money!