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.
Leadership is often defined by lists of character qualities, values, or skills. But what if the best leaders are simply those who can willingly give up things they value?
Nonprofits benefit when they carefully plan an extended role for founders who step down.
In developing countries such as Kenya, interaction with NGOs appears to boost people’s level of civic activity.
Low-income communities have the power to shape their economic future, but only if they have access to tools that educate and empower.
To address 21st-century problems, we need to build a civic infrastructure that serves all members of society, especially those on the margins.
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.
Communities have the resources to address the problems they face; they just need to approach those problems in a different way.
A new report examines the relationship between place and race, and disconnected youth in the United States.
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.