Section Assignment 1: Choose an issue, either one discussed in class such as voting rights or one of interest to you, perhaps in the news. Trace /analyze what each level of government does in the executive branch, the bureaucracy of federal, state, and local government related to the topic. Be specific to Maine when discussing what state and local levels do. What government employees are involved? (The focus is more on non-elected officials but you may need to identify elected officials to present your analysis.)
What are the issues that relate to these officials. What services do they provide? The paper should be about 4 pages plus a reference page.
If you use footnotes, your footnotes will be part of the paper and you do not need an extra page.
section assignment 2
Analyze a nonprofit. Examine its 990 (Guidestar) and its website. What is its mission, board composition, revenues, salaries. Do you see an annual report. Some information isn’t on the website and is not required to be. Others post their 990s. How transparent is it? If you were considering donating, what more would you like to know?