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National Research University;
The goal of the study is to identify digital practices, key barriers and incentives for the digitalization of Russian NGOs. The objectives of the study are: form an inventory of digitalization practices amongst Russian NGOs and assess their prevalence; identify key barriers to digital adoption and integration in NGO operations, including in terms of staff digital competency and NGOs' resource capabilities; identify the existence and nature of the effects of digitalization practices on individual aspects of the organization; identify the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the digitalization of NGOs; compile an inventory of best digital practices for NGOs (including by organization size and activity area) anddevelop recommendations for digitalization of the non-profit sector.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;
In the past two years, the Russian public's appetite for change has increased considerably. A small but growing group of Russians blame President Vladimir Putin for the country's problems, and his capacity to deliver change is now being questioned. Yet the demands for change are taking very different forms, not only in open protests but also through latent discontent, and the public has not identified a specific alternative leader as a potential agent of change.In July 2019, the Carnegie Moscow Center and the Levada Center, Russia's main independent polling agency, conducted a third poll in two years asking 1,600 Russians about their readiness for change. The results show some striking new trends. A total of 59 percent of respondents—17 percent more than two years before—said that the country needed "decisive comprehensive change" (see Figure 1). The Russian publication of this research in November 2019 attracted a lot of attention from the media and political class. An answer came in January 2020 in a form of constitutional changes and the resignation of the government. In his annual address on January 15, Vladimir Putin said: "Our society is clearly calling for change. People want development. . . . The pace of change must be expedited every year and produce tangible results in attaining worthy living standards that would be clearly perceived by the people. And, I repeat, they must be actively involved in this process."
This guide is for all funders who wish to understand how they can contribute to unlocking philanthropy's potential to build more resilient, sustainable and democratic societies. This is what the philanthropy support ecosystem, also called philanthropy infrastructure, is all about. It is about developing and harnessing private resources for social good, building civil society and democracy, and helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is central to the mission of all visionary funders who want to increase the impact and sustainability of their work.
The concept of community philanthropy continues to take shape across countries. Researchers and civil society development institutions in many countries are concerned with the same questions: what role community philanthropy plays in local development, what ideas and resources are invested in it, and how it can be measured and evaluated.We asked ourselves the same questions within the Program for Support of Community Philanthropy implemented by CAF Russia. Together with community foundations involved in the program we started to look for solutions. New research presented in this report demonstrates the use of ACT (Assets-Capacity-Trust) framework to find answers to these questions. This report highlights what we found important, what were the results and the impact of the work.
The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened the current social problems and intensified inequalities, having destructive effects in terms of women's rights and gender equality. This meeting report reflects exchanges between 29 organizations working in the field of gender equality, in order to share the concerns about women and girls.In the first part of the meeting which started with the opening speech of the Chair of Sabancı Foundation Board of Trustees Güler Sabancı, field observations and foresights about the pandemic's effects in terms of gender equality in the world and Turkey were shared. In the second part of the meeting, solution and suggestions for collaborations were discussed in three break-out sessions: "Violence", "Economy, Employment, Entrepreneurship" and "Gender Equality, Education, Participation".
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF);
From March 18 to March 23, CAF Russia polled more than 230 NGOs across Russia to find out how the threat of the coronavirus pandemics affects the work of their organizations. The survey covered organizations from 48 regions. A quarter of respondents were from Moscow, 13% from the Moscow region, 9% from St. Petersburg and more than half (53%) of the survey participants came from other regions of Russia.
Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV);
COVID-19 (Coronavirus), which was classified as a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by WHO (the World Health Organization), have an adverse impact on the activities of civil society organizations like many other sectors. TUSEV came together with stakeholders from civil society at certain stages of the process; created platforms for sharing knowledge and experience related to the ongoing situation. As an output of these discussions - and to use the results in the planning of advocacy activities to be tailored for different stakeholders; TUSEV created the Survey on The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Civil Society Organizations Operating in Turkey, to determine the common problems experienced by CSOs during this period in a more participatory manner. In total, 170 CSOs participated in the survey, the first phase of which was conducted between April 10 and 15, 2020. The results of the survey were evaluated by stakeholders from different parts of civil society under the coordination of TUSEV.The ongoing epidemic has created the necessity of monitoring the current status of civil society organizations and determining their changing needs. In this context, the second phase of the survey has been designed. The survey consisted of 39 questions under six topics (General Questions, Current Resources, Impact of COVID-19 on Your Organization, Grants and Funds, Aids and Donations and Employment and Sustainability), which were answered by 141 CSO representatives, between August 11 and 19, 2020. This report provides a comparative evaluation of both surveys.
Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV);
Measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), which was classified as a pandemic on March 11th, 2020 by WHO (the World Health Organization), have an adverse impact on the activities of civil society organizations like many other sectors. TUSEV came together with stakeholders from civil society at certain stages of the process; created platforms for sharing knowledge and experience related to the ongoing situation. As an output of these discussions - and with the objective of using the results in the planning of advocacy activities to be tailored for different stakeholders; TUSEV created the Survey on The Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Civil Society Organizations Operating in Turkey, to determine the common problems experienced by CSOs during this period in a more participatory manner. The survey included 34 questions in total with the following titles: General Questions, Current Resources, the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Organization, Grants and Funds, Aids and Donations and Employment and Sustainability. The survey was conducted online, remained available on 10-15th April 2020 and, in total, 170 CSO representatives responded.
This information note sheds light on the policies and safeguards suggested by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) against terrorist financing, money laundering, and financing of weapons of mass destruction and discusses theirimpact on civil society activities in Turkey. The Law on the Prevention of Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (hereinafter referred to as "the Law") which entered into force on December 31, 2020; aims to mitigate these risks and comply with the FATF principles; however, these new measures will severely restrict civic space and stifle the activities of civil society organizations (CSOs). This document focuses on anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) standards for civil society that were introduced by the FATF and analysis of the Law from the point of view of FATF Standards. It provides brief information about the FATF and mutual evaluation process, putting Turkey's membership to the FATF in perspective, and offering details of the Law and its analysis with regard to the FATF.
Vladimir Potanin Foundation;
Value. Voice. Collective Impact. Philanthropy networks, their leaders, members and funders alike, are looking to build a future in which these core elements are reflected in their work. How can networks define and realize new value propositions and amplify voice in a way that is responsive to members yet also shapes the field? What role can tech and data solutions play in enhancing value? What strategies in advocacy and thought leadership can elevate the voice and visibility of the sector? How can philanthropy support networks go beyond focusing solely on organizational impact to creating more collective impact across the sector? This guide combines thoughtful concepts, frameworks and practical approaches that all philanthropy networks can use to prepare their organisations for the next decade.This translation was possible thanks to the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.
From a description of various forms of individual giving to the growing importance of community philanthropy and structured, institutional giving, the current report is an effort to bring back the diversity of the field of philanthropy at the center of the debate, by drawing a comprehensive and provocative picture of current trends and challenges of the field. The report also raises some of the questions and issues most critical and central to its development – from technology and shrinking civic space to power dynamics within philanthropy practice and concepts, to the evolving role and form of philanthropy infrastructure.
This Russia Giving 2019 report is one of an international series, produced across the CAF GlobalAlliance, a world-leading network of organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society.The series also includes reports covering Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, India, South Africa, the United States,and the UK.This is the second edition of this unique collection of country reports.For additional information: https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/research/caf-international-research-hub