The events seen in the previous week in Chemnitz are deeply disturbing. Reports of aggression and violence towards those believed to be foreigners, remind us all of how fragile tolerance and empathy are.
However, just like the 50,000 people gathered at the anti-racism concert in Chemnitz this week, we stand in solidarity with those who are working for a united world and against those who try to divide us.
As an international civil society organisation based in Berlin, our work is based on respect and tolerance for all. We aim to bring about greater solidarity between communities and across borders.
We stand in solidarity with all those affected by racism and support work that brings people closer together.
Discover this ideal resource for boards everywhere, includes a chapter by our founder and former Executive Director: Burkhard Gnärig on International Civil Society Organisation governance.
There are at least 10 million Civil Society Organizations (CSO)s in the world, each of them with a board composed of individuals doing their best to govern well and wisely. There is no single model of governance to emulate, but are there universal principles and practices that can help boards everywhere perform at the highest level.
This book takes us for a trip around the world to look at what is working for boards. Its discoveries will help not only boards, but also nonprofit staff leaders seeking to assist their boards to optimal performance, and capacity-builders looking to strengthen their civil society sector.
Even if your organizational concerns extend no further than city boundaries, this book is for you. One of the greatest governance challenges today is a lack of diversity on the board. This can seriously hamper an organization’s ability to realize its mission and to understand and serve its community. Reading this book will provide a greater understanding of how the cultural context affects governance and will sensitize the reader to different ways of thinking about governance.
Global Best Practices For CSO, NGO and Other Nonprofit Boards presents case studies from different parts of the world that illustrate effective practice, identifies and discusses interesting and significant differences, and explores global governance trends with implications for us all.
If you’re a capacity-builder, a board member, or an executive leader looking for guidance on governance, this is the book you’ll want to have on hand.
Welcome to the International Civil Society Centre’s new website!
As we head into the Centre’s next decade we offer a virtual entry point into our work, which is modern and easy to use. We hope that you like it and find what you are looking for (and more than that)! Help us with your feedback or questions, and do get in touch!