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How do you measure an open mind?
Are donors overlooking the fundamentals of sustainable change when they focus only on impact? Rona Peligal, our vice president for development and communications, reflects on her recent trip to visit Fund grantees in Morocco.
Exploring narrative practices for broad-based movements in contexts of democratic decline
The narratives we engage and deploy shape our world. In the face of rising authoritarianism, what stories and tactics drive collaboration within and between movements? Julia Roig and James Savage share learning from recent research by the Narrative Engagement Across Differences project.
What funders need to know about civic space in 2023
As a new year kicks off, the Civic Futures initiative is looking ahead to the real-world effects of the security playbook—which has been accelerating the closure of civic space over the past twenty years—and the opportunities for donors to slow down and reverse this alarming trend.
How do you measure an open mind?March 10, 2023 •
Exploring narrative practices for broad-based movements in contexts of democratic declineMarch 1, 2023 •
Open Global Rights
What funders need to know about civic space in 2023February 15, 2023 •
Charities Too Often Mislead With Impressive-Sounding Data. Donors Must Learn to See Past the Facade.January 26, 2023 •
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
To Shift Power, Fund Entire EcosystemsJanuary 10, 2023 •
Our Outlook for 2023January 5, 2023 •
Access to justice and human rights are two sides of the same coinDecember 9, 2022 •
Don’t Give Up on Funding Human RightsDecember 8, 2022 •
A Farewell Letter From Regan RalphNovember 30, 2022 •
Why I Support the Fund: A Q&A with Joy AlfernessNovember 17, 2022 •
Fund 101: What Is Accompaniment?October 19, 2022 •
Shared Leadership in a Human Rights FundSeptember 27, 2022 •