People-Driven Work

Embracing change while adjusting to evolving contexts

This blog was reposted from the Global Standard website. See the original article here.  Change is at the heart of any civil society organization, both in terms of its own sustainability (internal change) as well as for measuring its effectiveness (external change).   At Accountable Now we ask our members to ensure that the change they seek

Resilient Roots: 10 tips to ensure a meaningful dialogue with your primary constituents

  By now, you have designed your accountability feedback mechanism, and you have collected and analysed the feedback from your primary constituents. Now it is time for perhaps the most important part of building trust with your primary constituents: meaningful dialogue.   Meaningful dialogue means going back to the people who gave you feedback and discussing the questions, findings, and responses together.

IYN Trains Young People in Nigeria to Promote Accountability Through Art

Inspired Youth Network (IYN) support young people to demand accountability and transparency through awareness, capacity building and policy advocacy. Art allows young people to express themselves in their own way and pace and it can increase their creative skills in advocacy. It helps young people to develop their fundamental cognitive capacities, critical analytical skills and

10 offers from the “Development Alternative” to do development differently

The truth is, the development sector has a big problem: The way development is currently organised, managed and funded is grounded in unequal power-relationships – especially when it comes to the people, communities and local organisations affected by international development work. In order to put a spotlight on this issue, at the heart of Accountable Now’s

How resilient are our pilot partners to civic space threats?

  In recent years, “Resilience” has made its way into international development’s buzzword bingo board. Yet despite its increasing popularity, the concept often remains poorly understood. In this article, and during our upcoming Resilient Roots event at ICSW 2019 (Wednesday afternoon ), we will take a closer look at what this concept means for civil society organisations in the context

Accountability in social enterprises around the world

Civil society organisations have been undergoing transformations in the past decades as a result of changing welfare systems and market economies around the world. One of these changes is the increased focused on combining social and commercial purposes in order to ensure sustainability. Social entrepreneurship has thus become an umbrella term that incorporates organisations which develop their

Creating processes for people-powered decision making

Over the past few months, six civil society organisations (CSOs) have ventured into implementing new processes in their day-to-day work with their stakeholders. At the core of the project lies the assumption that integrating feedback from stakeholders into decision making more frequently helps achieve two key challenges at the same time: working more effectively with stakeholders and

Complementing our primary accountability towards children

Richard Pichler led the global organization as the CEO from 1995 to 2015, broadened portfolio and impact for most vulnerable children, engaged with his peers in shaping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Richard Pichler shares how SOS Children’s Villages aligns its strategy with the Sustainable Development Goals and works with other civil society organisations to ensure they operate in an

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