Our work can be categorized into these main Issues. Explore our articles, publications, and find past and upcoming events through our Issues pages.
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.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We collaborate with our community of Member organizations to drive necessary change in the NGO sector related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Related TopicsDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Empowering 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.
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.
Humanitarian Coordination & Practice
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.
Related TopicsNGO Futures
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment
We work with Member organizations to drive forward a holistic and integrated approach to the prevention and response of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (PSEAH) for staff and the communities they serve in both humanitarian and development settings.
Related TopicsPrevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
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.
Related TopicsResults-Based Protection
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.
Related TopicsNGO Risk Management
U.S. Foreign Assistance
We strive to educate policymakers about the critical role of U.S. foreign assistance and advocate for robust federal funding for poverty-focused international development and humanitarian programs implemented by U.S.-based NGOs.