Civil society organisations (CSOs) have always used social accountability tools to hold governments to account. But what about using the same tools to let communities and stakeholders hold us, CSOs, to account? Not only will this improve services and relationships, but it will also demonstrate the high accountability standards CSOs have put to themselves. This [...]
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Unless we know what people and partners think, feel, complain about, want and offer – we are likely to miss out on the optimal strategy to achieve our shared goal. How to generate, aggregate, visualise and use feedback for better decision making? How can we do this individually as organisations and collectively as a sector? [...]
Accountability concepts and practices have been refined over decades now. But are they meaningful for young people? It is these young people who are the future of our sector and there are more of them now than at any point in history. In this webinar, we shared insights from Restless Development and CIVICUS on youth [...]
Approaching data protection in a digital environment In a more and more digital environment, data protection becomes more challenging. But the environment also poses opportunities and support for data protection work. Heike Böhme, General Integrity, Compliance & Legal Counsel from SOS Children’s Villages’ Legal Department gave a practical overview on seven initiatives the colleagues follow [...]
Accountable Now demonstrates great transparency and accountability to partners and donors who demand exactly that. Accountable Now Members have shared with us that membership has helped them to underpin their reputation, as well as to secure greater recognition and in some cases even grants. In this webinar, fundraising experts showed their peers how to practically [...]
Accountable Now is one of the world’s most widely used comprehensive accountability frameworks, signed by a number of the largest ICSOs across our sector. Collectively our Members commit to high standards of operational excellence, transparency and accountability and a continuous effort to improve them. To fulfil on this promise we designed a comparative study with the [...]
What have we learnt from the Global Standard project? Two years ago, Accountable Now has embarked on a journey with eight accountability networks from Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America to develop the Global Standard for CSO Accountability. It was therefore time to reflect on what we have learnt and to question some of [...]
Digital connectivity as a game changer: How to adapt our accountability practices to the digital age?
Digital connectivity as a game changer Digital connectivity has not only accompanied technological developments but has also heightened people’s expectations about higher degrees of engagement. Together with the Digital Accountability , the Charter developed the which includes succinct questions that measure organisational responsiveness to the digital age. The tool intends to prompt and trigger the [...]
The Charter needs to be well known and understood to achieve its ultimate ambition: driving international civil society organisations’ (ICSOs’) positive impact on people’s lives and the environment. In light of this, we have worked with branding and communications directors from our Member organisations to identify where the Charter adds most value e.g. to [...]
In order to prioritise strengthening global collaboration on CSO accountability practice, Charter Members need reach out to national or regional offices. Based on an interview with 12 CEOs of Charter Member national entities, it was perceived that the lack of knowledge of the Charter at the national level was a lost opportunity. Many challenges were [...]