Good practice library

Good Practice Library

Through our accountability reporting process, our Independent Review Panel identifies good practices from the reports sent by our members. Browse our library and get inspired by innovative CSO accountability practices!

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CIVICUS’ advocacy work is grounded in partnerships and co-creation with local partners and members

CIVICUS

CIVICUS’ advocacy work is created in partnership with local members and partners. Their voices are featured centrally in advocacy documents and tools. #StrongPartnerships What makes this practice exemplary? An integral part of CIVICUS’ approach is that advocacy work is done jointly with members and local partners. Advocacy work is co-created in partnerships and published with <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/civicus-advocacy-work-is-grounded-in-partnerships-and-co-creation-with-local-partners-and-members/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Strong Partnerships

CIVICUS’ comprehensive approach to diversity and inclusion goes beyond gender issues

CIVICUS

CIVICUS include sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, location, religion, and employment status in their approach. #Diversity #Inclusion What makes this practice exemplary? CIVICUS sees diversity and inclusion as a journey that civil society must embark on together, and is committed to tackling institutional structures from all perspectives. A Social Inclusion Toolkit helps CIVICUS members assess their <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/civicus-comprehensive-approach-to-diversity-and-inclusion-goes-beyond-gender-issues/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Empowered and Effective Staff and Volunteers Women's Rights & Gender Equality

ChildFund New Zealand plants trees to ensure sustainable income and carbon offsetting

ChildFund New Zealand

ChildFund New Zealand plants trees to ensure sustainable income and carbon offsetting #HealthyPlanet #LastingPositiveChange What makes this practice exemplary? ChildFund New Zealand is committed to the principle of doing no harm as well as ensuring that their work is sustainable, appropriate, feasible, and empowering (SAFE), which includes protecting the environment as well as enhancing the <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/childfund-new-zealand-plants-trees-to-ensure-sustainable-income-and-carbon-offsetting/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Healthy Planet Lasting Positive Change Resource

ChildFund New Zealand’s Road Map approach to sustainable outcomes

ChildFund New Zealand

ChildFund New Zealand’s Road Map approach to sustainable outcomes CFNZ’s Road Map approach helps them to develop partnerships based on mutuality and sustainability #StakeholderEngagement #StrongPartnerships What makes this practice exemplary? It Is Community Focused. ChildFund New Zealand’s Road Map approach is their preferred approach to building partnerships within communities. Their aim is to ensure that <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/childfund-new-zealands-road-map-approach-to-sustainable-outcomes/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Stakeholder Engagement

World YWCA’s approach to feedback from internal stakeholders

World YWCA

A helpful illustrative example is provided, outlining how MAs, staff, and partner organisations provided input on the development of World YWCA’s Goal 2035. The Panel notes positively the efforts to obtain input from a diverse membership base and to gather feedback in several rounds of consultations over several years.   Another example explains how a Sustainability and <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/world-ywcas-approach-to-feedback-from-internal-stakeholders/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Empowered and Effective Staff and Volunteers Open Organisations Stakeholder Engagement

Terre des Hommes is strengthening common ways of working throughout the federation through its responsive and participatory Strategic Review process

Terre des Hommes

In 2018 Terre des Hommes undertook a strategic review process to align programme goals, policies, and approaches across the federation. The overall aim is to increase cooperation and cohesion and lead to better impact.   The strategic review responds to feedback from some TDH network members that the network is too decentralised, leading to communication problems between entities and a loss of potential impact when collaboration <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/terre-des-hommes-is-strengthening-common-ways-of-working-throughout-the-federation-through-its-responsive-and-participatory-strategic-review-process/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Responsible Leadership

Terre Des Homme’s approach to stakeholder engagement

Terre des Hommes

The response explains how consultation with stakeholders led to TDH shifting its campaign on “trafficked children” to “children on the move”.  The Destination Unknown campaign involves youth activists, engages a youth group in decision making processes, and shares this key stakeholder group’s perspective in a “Youth Call” outlining demands and proposals raised by youth.  The Panel also appreciates the example <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/terre-des-hommes-approach-to-stakeholder-engagement/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Stakeholder Engagement

Sightsavers’ approach to staff development and working environment

Sightsavers

Sightsavers’ performance review process was updated in 2017, with a new Valuing Individual Performance system introduced. This was developed in a consultative process, and will see staff undergo formal development reviews every 12 months, with reviews conducted on a rolling basis. Sightsavers’ 2018 employee survey includes questions relating to performance management, which are hoped to provide insight into <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/sightsavers-approach-to-staff-development-and-working-environment/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Empowered and Effective Staff and Volunteers

Sightsavers’ approach to capacity-building

Sightsavers

Several examples are provided of projects that have resulted in increased capacities and new skills for both direct beneficiaries as well as healthcare, educational and social work professionals in the communities Sightsavers works in.   A wide range of training aimed at building capacity of individuals is being provided, including daily living skills, mobility and orienteering, rights and entitlements, living skills, vocational training <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/sightsavers-approach-to-capacity-building/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Lasting Positive Change

Restless Development engages young people, communities, staff, and partners across their agency and programmes

Restless Development

Restless Development’s strategic model is built around long-term community engagement led by volunteers. Stakeholder engagement is built into programme design, delivery and monitoring, evaluation and learning systems – young people are part of programme design teams, and work with peers and other community members on all aspects of the programme. Within Restless Development, an annual <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/restless-development-engages-young-people-communities-staff-and-partners-across-their-agency-and-programmes/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Stakeholder Engagement

Plan International creates meaningful learning processes for its staff directly applicable to their work

Plan International

Plan International offers several learning and development programmes, which can offer a formal certification process through Plan Academy. The process includes individual self-assessment and line manager review of progress after 4 weeks, to confirm that the learner has been able to transfer the knowledge to the workplace.   One of their most important programmes is Plan Certificate in Management (PCIM), which an 18-month online programme and <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/plan-international-creates-meaningful-learning-processes-for-its-staff-directly-applicable-to-their-work/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Responsible Leadership

Greenpeace’s advocacy is built on scientific research as well as stakeholder opinions

Greenpeace

The Greenpeace International Science Unit at the University of Exeter identifies and communicates scientific information on the key issues Greenpeace is working on. Greenpeace also gathers input from experts in the field, and conducts situation and power analyses and audience assessments.  Another aspect of Greenpeace’s advocacy is its “mindsets work” which aims to change power dynamics and systems by shifting commonly held mindsets that <a href="https://accountablenow.org/resources/greenpeaces-advocacy-is-built-on-scientific-research-as-well-as-stakeholder-opinions/" class="more-link">...</a>

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Advocating for Fundamental Change

Accountable Now

Accountable Now is legally registered in United Kingdom at Amnesty International, 1 Easton Street, London WC1X 0DW, UK under the name International NGO Charter of Accountability Ltd.

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