How foundations, nonprofits, and others can effectively convey—and convince policymakers to support—their programs and proposals for social change.
A new French law is about to revamp the country’s civil code and its 200-year-old definition of the corporate purpose.
Nonprofits need a strategy to ensure that public dollars don’t put them in the red.
By focusing on four critical aspects of land rights, businesses can not only manage risks, but also do a great deal of global good while strengthening their bottom lines.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.
As more cross-sector collaborations gain traction, we must understand what it takes to keep them running over the long term and ensure that progress continues despite changes in leadership.
There is more to the story of the Johnson Amendment than is generally being presented to the nonprofit community.
Civil society can act directly to solve critical problems, but its indirect effect might be just as important: allowing individuals to participate, collaborate, and—in the process—develop into citizens capable of upholding democracy.
Civil society wasn’t invented by the tax code, but changes in the law can have serious, if unintended, consequences on the public good. Nothing is final, however; with change comes new opportunity.
In both the conservative and progressive imagination, civil society is valued—for opposite reasons—as an arbiter between the individual and the national state. But by viewing civil society as the core of America’s social life, we can see our way toward a politics that might overcome some of the dysfunctions of our day.