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The GOP threat to civil society

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It's part of a sustained campaign against perceived liberal or left(ish) civil society. If foundations, philanthropy, and nonprofits don't stand up to defend civil society from Agenda47 before November, they'll deserve what happens, post-election.

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Civil Society Undermined by Conflict, Disinformation, and Repression of Protest

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Jorm Sangsorn on istock.com Worldwide, civil society—from NGOs to grassroots activist groups to social movements to unions—is being undermined by global conflict, suppressive governments, the erosion of democratic institutions, and the spread of disinformation. And it’s more difficult than it sounds.”

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Civil society, polarization and pluralism

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We often talk about civil society and philanthropy as if they only do good. And, we need to be more honest with ourselves and in our writings about civil society and philanthropy. It's hard for me to see how any of this positions civil society or philanthropy as the recourse to social and political polarization.

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Civil society and the splitting of the US

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Photo by Viktor Talashuk on Unsplash Civil society organizations are on the front lines of advocating for or against the most divisive issues in the United States. The links are almost entirely to civil society organizations fighting to protect the rights to free expression, free assembly, voting, reproduction, and work.

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Digital Civil Society Lab Speaker Series 2023-2024

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The speaker series is open to anyone who wishes to engage with critical insights on the intersections and implications of digital dependencies with democratic norms and civil society values and actors. It is structured a as hybrid experience, allowing you to choose whether you’d like to attend in person or join us virtually.

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Civil Society Signal and Noise?

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.* Here's my question for nonprofits and foundations and activists and associations - to civil society, basically - how do we trust you and your research? This is a sector-wide issue.

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Blueprint 2023 on Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society Spotlights Challenges and Opportunities

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The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society announced the release of "Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2023," the annual industry forecast from leading scholar and author Lucy Bernholz.