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Civil Society

 

Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation

 
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Civil Society

Leadership in an Age of Activism

Effective leaders encourage dissent and activism, combining listening skills with the ability to define and live up to a convincing moral and political vision.

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 3 | Nov. 21, 2013
 

Civil Society

What Are We Doing About Gun Violence?

Part one of a five-part series of interviews with and commentary by leaders working to reduce gun violence in the United States.

By Rachael Chong | 7 | Nov. 19, 2013
 

Foundations

Filling the Gap in Media Funding

Foundations are increasing their media-related grantmaking—but they need to do more.

By Eric Newton | 1 | Nov. 19, 2013
 
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Technology & Design

The Snowden Leaks: Turning the Outside In

Our digital infrastructure is rapidly eroding accepted boundaries that diplomacy, good governance, and politics have relied on for centuries.

By Marcia Stepanek | Nov. 1, 2013
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

CauseFests: Philanthropy’s New Marketplace

A report from the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative and Social Good Summit—the trading floors of the new philanthrocapitalism.

By Marcia Stepanek | 1 | Sep. 26, 2013
 
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Civil Society

In Search of Respectful Debate

Reasonable, open, and credible debate is missing across government, business, and civil society—how can we bring it back?

By Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Aug. 30, 2013
 

Civil Society

The Snowden Effect: An Opportunity?

Pro-privacy activists and others have a chance to reinvent the conversation about security and privacy in the digital age.

By Marcia Stepanek | 4 | Aug. 8, 2013
 
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Civil Society

Beyond Solidarity

Bridge-building is the next essential action for global gender equality.

By Courtney E. Martin | Jul. 11, 2013
 

Civil Society

Civil Society and Significant Change—Are We Ready?

Given the scope and urgency of the many changes facing the social sector, it’s time to build new bridges for cross-sector and cross-generation learning.

By Bonnie Koenig | 7 | Jun. 21, 2013
 

Civil Society

If a Nonprofit Falls in the Forest …

When it comes to the social sector, mainstream media is silent.

By Susan Danish | 4 | Jun. 20, 2013