Stakeholder engagement

Complementing our primary accountability towards children

April 27th, 2017|Governance & Management, Stakeholder engagement|

As civil society organisations (CSOs) we have argued for and utilised to a large extent our space for advocating for the interests of our constituencies in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This went as far as the declared understanding that development and implementation of the SDGs as a global agenda is a project of governments, [...]

Being accountable to 250,000 people: A symbiotic relationship

April 21st, 2017|Advocacy, Stakeholder engagement|

I take my role seriously as a Fundraising Director; it’s a huge responsibility. Not only does my team need to raise money to support our organisation and beneficiaries, but we need to be accountable for spending supporters’ money on what we deem most appropriate and beneficial. As an organisation we couldn’t exist without our supporters. [...]

What’s the future of accountability?

September 15th, 2016|Stakeholder engagement|

Sarah has been working in various development-related sectors since 2007, including migration and development, sexual and reproductive health and rights, children’s rights and education. Sarah has vast international experience from Ghana, the Netherlands, South Africa and Norway. Following positions with INGOs (Marie Stopes International, Save the Children), Sarah set up her consultancy firm Osman Advisory [...]

Shared humanity – the root of accountability

September 1st, 2016|Stakeholder engagement|

The guest author Clea Kahn has nearly 20 years’ experience in humanitarian work, in the field in a variety of posts in Africa and Asia, and in headquarters positions. She has worked as an independent consultant, with NGOs, the UN and DFID, and now works as Humanitarian Advocacy Manager with the British Red Cross. Clea [...]

Movement Beyond Membership

June 28th, 2016|Partnerships|

  New approaches to digital campaigning and awareness-raising are enabling two-way dialogue between organisations and their supporters and volunteers, in turn strengthening both impact and accountability. In 2016, two-way dialogue with members is the norm, so what does it mean to continue to ‘disrupt and innovate’ in this space? One important new frontier 350.org is [...]

Creating change with, not for, people

June 1st, 2016|Stakeholder engagement|

With the arrival of digital players like Facebook, Airbnb or Wikipedia, people’s expectation of how to engage with institutions has fundamentally changed. No longer are they content to just receive the occasional report or letter to be informed after things have already happened. Today’s expectation is rather to: engage directly, through extremely user friendly interfaces; [...]