In China, a new kind of NGO has started to embed the values of civil society in its provision of social services.
After Change.org placed petitions at the center of its platform, the size of its membership soared. But operating a high-volume petition site isn’t enough for its leaders. Includes magazine extras.
Behind the recent advance of gay marriage rights lay a decade of careful planning and diligent collaboration. Includes magazine extras.
A Web-based initiative uses analysis of social media chatter to locate hotspots of antisocial behavior.
Community activists have a lot of potential influence on whether large retailers enter a local market.
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Deepening Community explores four aspects of creating a meaningful community in a modern world.
The Color Bind explores how color blindness and "color cognizance" can influence professional interactions.
Timap for Justice trains ordinary citizens to provide legal assistance in a country—Sierra Leone—where legal professionals are scarce.
Supplements to the article “Citizen Chronicles.”