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What Motivates People to Participate in Civil Society?

By Ryan Streeter 1

Every year tens of millions of Americans sacrifice their personal time and resources to participate in civil society in some way. Why do they do it? The answers are varied and intertwined, but it might boil down to this: Civic-mindedness starts early, runs deep, and aims higher.

Big and Fast Is Not Better

By Daniel Moss 1

Building relationships with grassroots organizations that advocate for human rights-based development takes time, but without investing in them, philanthropy is likely to stumble. The case of Haiti is instructive.

Building With, Not For

By Marcia Stepanek 1

Social good technologists working on building a more responsive and effective government need to be more inclusive of the citizens they’re trying to engage—and stop neglecting the government they already have.