The public turf is no longer the exclusive playing field of public and political institutions.
This week, the Council of Michigan Foundations is holding its annual conference in Grand Rapids, built around the theme of new and creative partnerships.
I cannot imagine a better time to launch a serious discussion about how the charitable and non-profit sectors can plan to increasingly help guide what used to be left in the hands of the politicians.
Phil Power is a former newspaper publisher and University of Michigan Regent. He is founder and president of The Center for Michigan, a centrist think-and-do tank. The opinions expressed here are his own. By e-mail at: ppower@thecenterformichigan. net.