The chair of the inquiry shares what she's learnt - and responds to some challenges we have had on the final findings
Government won't solve all our problems, so what are we going to do?
We have heard from over 1,500 people so far, across England, across different parts of civil society — what have they said?
We stand at a pivot point, facing an ‘us and them’ future which shuts out so many - and the real possibility of opening up enormous change for the better.
We created an open source toolkit and invited communities of interest, place and practice to host discussions on civil society - 64 have so far, in 26 cities and towns, more than 850 people. So what did we hear?
You might not have noticed, but there are a large number of research efforts currently taking place trying to understand different aspects of how civil society has changed, is changing and should change. Hosted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, we recently met with seven other research projects for a joint learning session to understand and …
What is civil society? It’s so many things we do together and for each other, from churches to charities, fluid online movements like #metoo to established local groups. How do you even make sense of it all?
We know that civil society is changing. But what are the forces driving these changes? Explore our interactive map to see what could shape the future.
We knew what we didn’t want to do. We were determined from the outset that Civil Society Futures wouldn’t simply sit behind a desk somewhere in London and ask ‘important’ people to tell us what they thought. We didn’t want our inquiry into how English civil society can flourish in a fast changing world to …
So many people across the voluntary sector, government and wider public policy will have been saddened by the terrible news of the death of Sir Bert Massie. He was, as so many others will say, a giant in our world, a brilliant and effective campaigner, with a clear-eyed focus on what can be achieved when …