Accountability is about responsiveness to your key stakeholders. Many civil society organisations (CSOs) subscribe to this but few have figured out the why, how and what of establishing both mechanisms and a culture of responsiveness to feedback and using stakeholder data (including feedback) to enhance decision making. Many CSOs use data to inform their [...]
Accountable Now organises interactive workshops for its Members with the aim to foster in-depth knowledge exchange and discussion around topics of mutual concern.
Details of upcoming workshops can be found on our Events page.
The workshop explored soft and hard factors to ensure mutual accountability in globally federated networks. It looked into the future and how governance decisions can be taken faster, risk managed smarter and oversight be upheld as people and institutions grow more emancipated. It addressed the question of attracting the right kind of people to [...]
21 representatives from Charter Member organisations met on 24-25 September at Greenpeace Netherlands’ creative office in Amsterdam to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the digital age for CSOs. Engaging presentations from external speakers such as from Lauren Woodman, the CEO of NetHope (helping CSOs to better apply digital technology), and Catherine Shovlin, UK Director [...]
The 2014 Members’ workshop, which took place in London, was attended by 27 participants. It largely focused on the importance of ensuring consistent accountability practice across all regions and functions of Member organisations in order to safeguard against reputational risks and to make full use of the Charter’s potential to unify federated organisations behind a [...]
The 2013 Members’ workshop took place in Brussels and focused on accountability in advocacy work. The 24 participants discussed the challenges their organisations face with regard to their legitimacy of speaking for others, the effectiveness of its impact and the added value of collectively defining the parameters for effective accountability on advocacy. Three key areas [...]
The 2012 Members’ workshop took the form of an interactive simulation exercise focusing on public challenges to accountability. Over the course of the day and a half, participants engaged in crisis management, interagency coordination and exercises on how to cope with unseen knock-on effects that can bring the accountability of an organisation into question. The [...]
The 2011 Members’ workshop focused on NGOs’ Environmental Performance and took place on 20-21 October in Brussels. The workshop offered an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences on implementing environmental aspects in programmes and discuss the current GRI reporting requirements on environmental issues. 17 participants attended the workshop and the evaluation showed that the 17% [...]