Resources for Civil Society

We've collected and curated links to the best articles, guides and toolkits to help you strengthen impact and resilience in your civil society organisation.

This page provides up-to-date resources for civil society on urgent and important issues happening around the world.

 


Civil Society approaches, opportunities and challenges of Shifting Power

15th July 2021

Many acknowledge that civil society has a window of opportunity, enabled by the recent crises and increasing scrutiny of the sector, to turn the overcome aid system back on its feet. The debates around power shift, localisation and indeed, discrimination due to racism have intensified self-reflection and make transformational change more likely to succeed, amongst ICSOs, donors and partners. That's why we have pulled together some of the most interesting and inspiring reports, guides and podcasts from our sector on this important topic.

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Topics:
  • Accountabilty
  • Collaboration
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Decision-making
  • Decolonisation
  • Feminist
  • Futures
  • Governance
  • Locally-led development
  • Movement
  • Power Dynamics
  • Power Shift
  • Scaling
  • Systems change

Tools and ideas for uncertain times

22nd April 2021

Futures advocates for the long-term view. The practice helps ensure that today's strategic decisions and innovations can withstand the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) contexts of tomorrow. Futures thinking also recognises that everything is interconnected (as the COVID-19 pandemic has acutely exposed) and enables us to prepare better and aspire to do better. Find here some of the best tools and ideas for uncertain times.

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Topics:
  • Civil Society
  • COVID-19
  • Data
  • Decision-making
  • Evaluation
  • Feminist
  • Foresight
  • Futures
  • Governance
  • Innovation
  • Leading Change
  • Sector Guide
  • Toolkit
  • Tools

Countering misinformation and disinformation

7th February 2021

Civil society organisations are part of the solution to countering mis- and disinformation, but at the same time, they have also been targeted. When civil society organisations come under attack, the question is not only how they can best counter the attacks but how the attacks may affect the communities they serve. That's why we have pulled together some of the most interesting and inspiring toolkits, sector guides and video backgrounders from our sector on this important trend.

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Topics:
  • Civil Society
  • COVID-19
  • Data
  • Deepfakes
  • Education
  • Hate Speech
  • Media
  • Online Attack
  • Sector Guide
  • Technology
  • Toolkit