Our work can be categorized into 12 subjects, which we refer to as Issues. Explore our articles, publications, and find past and upcoming events through our Issues pages.
Challenges to Civil Society
We work to defend and strengthen civil society space by advocating against restrictive policies that harm nonprofit operations and by supporting civil society organizations that save lives and help build sustainable communities worldwide.
Crises & Countries in Conflict
We monitor and offer support to members working to address crises happening around the world, such as natural disasters or man-made famines, as well as countries in conflict where civilians may be harmed by ongoing fighting.
Global & Public Policy Positions
We advocate for funding of poverty-focused development programs and humanitarian relief, while also engaging on issues like foreign assistance reform, democracy, rights, and governance, global health, food security and nutrition, water and sanitation, and humanitarian access.
Global Development Practice
We work with and through our member organizations to strengthen policies and programs to reduce poverty, hunger, gender and social inequity, and environmental degradation in more than 130 countries.
We serve as a hub for our members responding to humanitarian emergencies by coordinating information and engaging with the United Nations and the U.S. government to improve timeliness and accountability for effective responses.
We support the efforts of humanitarian agencies working together to provide a predictable, coordinated, well-resourced, and holistic response to conflicts and natural disasters.
We host leadership exchanges, workshops, and related trainings and events to help organizations evolve, while exploring how to implement change and progress, and the resulting implications for different organizations.
NGO Data & Accountability
We work with members to develop and maintain rigorous organizational-level and community-wide standards to keep NGOs accountable to multiple constituencies, including donors, the public, their boards of directors and staff, partners, and the people they serve or represent.
Prevention of Sexual Abuse & Harassment
We work with member organizations to implement systems and tools that prevent and respond to sexual abuse and harassment incidents as a means to create safe environments for NGO staff and the communities they serve.
Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
We focus on reducing the risk civilians experience during crises by educating our members, partners, and world leaders to ensure non-combatants are respected and protected as outlined by international humanitarian law.
Risk Management & Regulatory Issues
We organize tools and research for nonprofits operating in high-risk environments to better identify, measure, and manage risk within their programming and policies, while also advocating to ensure regulations do not unnecessarily restrict humanitarian operations.