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Christopher T. Gates

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President

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Sunlight Foundation
1818 N Street NW Suite 410
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20036
United States

Company Description: The Sunlight Foundation supports, develops and deploys new Internet technologies to make information about Congress and the federal government more accessible to...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • master , public administration
    John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • honors degree , economics
    University of Colorado at Boulder
  • political economics
    University of East Anglia
  • Master of Public Administration
    John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • honors degree , economics
    University of Colorado
  • Honorary Doctor of Law degree
    Elizabethtown College
  • Master of Public Administration degree
    Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • honors degree , environmental economics
    University of Colorado
  • Fairview High School
  • Master of Public Administration
    Harvard University
177 Total References
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Board of Trustees | CMCA--Center for Maine Contemporary Art
www.cmcanow.org, 16 July 2015 [cached]
Christopher Gates,Camden, Maine, and Washington, DC Second Vice Chair Christopher Gates is president of the Sunlight Foundation, a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, that uses the tools of data, technology, and journalism to promote more transparency and accountability in government and politics. Formerly, he was executive director of PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement), an affinity group of the Council on Foundations. Gates has also served as president of the National Civic League (NCL) and as co-director of the United States Healthy Communities Initiative and the Alliance for National Renewal. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and serves on the boards of Public Agenda, a public opinion research and public engagement organization, and Mobilize.org, a nonprofit organization that empowers and invests in Millennials to create solutions to social problems. Gates is also a member of the editorial board of Public Administration Review (PAR), and he speaks and teaches around the country on civic engagement and democratic theory.
PACE - PHILANTHROPY FOR ACTIVE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
www.pacefunders.org, 8 Mar 2014 [cached]
Executive Director:Christopher T. Gates
1201 15th Street • NW Suite 420 • Washington • DC • 20005 • Tel 202-973-2514 • E-mail info@pacefunders.org
Christopher ...
sunlightfoundation.com, 30 May 2015 [cached]
Christopher Gates President
Chris Gates is the new president of the Sunlight Foundation, a national non-profit organization based in Washington DC that uses the tools of data, technology and journalism to promote more transparency and accountability in our government and politics.
Gates is a thought leader in the fields of democratic theory and practice and political and civic engagement. For the past three decades he has been a leading voice for strengthening democratic processes and structures and developing new approaches to both engagement and decision-making. Gates also speaks and teaches extensively around the country on the topics of civic engagement and democratic theory, history and practice.
Gates previously served for over eight years as the executive director of Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE), an affinity group of the Council on Foundations. PACE serves as a learning collaborative of American foundations that fund work in the fields of civic engagement, service and democratic practice. In this role Gates worked to strengthen and invigorate America's democratic practice, with a particular emphasis on the role that information and social media play in empowering citizens to become more engaged.
Prior to his work at PACE, Gates previously served for 11 years as president of the National Civic League (NCL), America's oldest good government organization, founded in 1894 by Theodore Roosevelt.
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Gates is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and serves on the board of Public Agenda, a New York-based opinion research and public engagement organization founded by Dan Yankelovich and Cy Vance in 1975.
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Gates is also the co-founder of the Intermountain West Funders Network and serves as a member of the board of advisors of the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC).
He has previously served on the boards of the Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, the California Center for Civic Renewal, Mobilize.org and Independent Sector. He also served as co-chair of the Saguaro Seminar, Robert Putnam's research project based at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, working to find ways to build social capital in America. Gates was also previously a member of the editorial board of Public Administration Review (PAR), a scholarly journal serving both academics and practitioners published by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).
Gates received his Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he studied the interaction between the public, private and non-profit sectors, and an honors degree in economics from the University of Colorado. He also studied political economics at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Gates was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law degree by Elizabethtown College in 2006.
Recent blog contributions from Christopher Gates
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | PACE - PHILANTHROPY FOR ACTIVE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
www.pacefunders.org, 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
On October 1st Sally Prouty, the first ever PACE Fellow, will return to PACE as our Senior Fellow and serve as the organization's part-time director while the board conducts a strategic plan and searches for a replacement for Chris Gates.
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After eight and a half years at PACE, Gates was named on September 8th as the new President of the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based organization that is focused on increasing transparency and accountability in government and politics using the tools of technology, big data and journalism.
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CHRIS GATES CHOSEN AS SUNLIGHT FOUNDATION'S NEW PRESIDENT
Friends of PACE: We want to share some exciting news with all of you. Chris Gates, our executive director for the past eight and a half years, has taken a new position. As of October 1st he'll be the new president of the Sunlight Foundation. The press release announcing his selection is linked here. We greatly appreciate everything Chris has done to build PACE into an important part of the philanthropic and civic engagement infrastructure and we hope you will join us in wishing him well in his new venture. We all look forward to continuing to work with him in his exciting new capacity.
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As we've seen from the appetite for the shorter preview piece that Rourke and Chris Gates recently published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, there is a huge amount of interest in this topic.
PUBLICAGENDA.ORG - Chris Gates
www.publicagenda.org, 21 Aug 2014 [cached]
Chris Gates PUBLICAGENDA.ORG - Chris Gates Public Agenda
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Chris Gates Board Member
Chris Gates is a thought leader in the fields of democratic theory and practice and political and civic engagement. Gates currently serves as Executive Director of PACE, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement. PACE is an affinity group of the Council on Foundations and serves as a learning collaborative of American foundations that fund work in the fields of civic engagement and democratic practice. In this role Gates works within the philanthropic community to encourage conversation about how to strengthen democratic practice, with a particular emphasis on the role that information and social media can play in empowering citizens to become more engaged. Gates also speaks and teaches extensively, nationally and internationally, on the broad topic of civic engagement and democratic theory, including civic education, leadership training, community problem solving, political reform and democratic renewal.
He previously served for eleven years as President of the National Civic League (NCL), America's oldest good government organization, founded in 1894 by Theodore Roosevelt. NCL helped create the field of public administration and was the originator of the council-manager form of local government. Before serving as President, Gates served for eight years as Vice President of NCL.
Gates was a member of the Civic Engagement Working Group of the Obama-Biden campaign in 2008 and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He has previously served on the boards of the Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, the California Center for Civic Renewal and INDEPENDENT SECTOR. He has also served as cochair of the Saguaro Seminar, a research project based at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government working to find ways to build social capital in America. Gates is also involved in his own community, where he is the founder and Chair Emeritus of the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training and a regular instructor in leadership training programs throughout Colorado.
Gates received a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he studied the interaction between the public and private sectors, and an honors degree in economics from the University of Colorado. He also studied political economics at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law degree by Elizabethtown College in 2006.
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