Our Work

We work with CSO leaders, activists and frontrunners from other sectors in three roles to build and develop a thriving civil society sector that improves people’s lives worldwide


We hold workshops and conferences where civil society practitioners can
connect, collaborate and co-create, challenging conventional thinking and
bringing the best and freshest ideas to the fore.

Global Peers

Global CEOs from civil society strengthen partnerships, discuss trends, and meet leaders from other sectors.

Global Perspectives

Leaders and innovators from ICSOs, politics and business gather annually to explore civil society trends and challenges.

Global Heads of Division

Policy, programme and operations directors discuss best practices and opportunities for joint action.

Vision Works

Global CEOs and Chairs of the world’s foremost ICSOs define their goals.

Innovation & Futures

We seek out the latest innovations and analyse how they can help ICSOs achieve greater impact; while scanning for future developments that could determine civil society’s relevance.

Blockchain for Social Good

Exploring how to harness the potential benefits of disruptive technology

Innovators Forum

Civil society representatives pool ideas with other sectors to revolutionise ways of working.

Innovation Report

An annual report that brings into focus innovations that can benefit international civil society organisations.

Power Shift and Governance Reform

Civil society organisations work towards greater global representation.

Scanning the Horizon

Civil society analysts exchange strategies on this platform to detect and confront disruption.


Building on our events and connections, we develop projects and partnerships
that tackle common problems and bring impact that no organisation could achieve alone.

Leave No One Behind

Twelve leading ICSOs collaborate in line with the Sustainable Development Goals to amplify marginalised voices worldwide.

Civic Charter

People worldwide defend civic rights together.

International Civic Forum

Civil society builds joint global initiatives with governmental, business, media and philanthropic sectors to defend civic rights.

Global Standard for CSO Accountability

Nine global initiatives in this multi-year project are developing and implementing a new framework for civil society accountability.

Accountable Now

A global platform that supports civil society organisations (CSOs) to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact.

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