Reflections on the State of the Early and Child Marriage Movement

The issue of early and child marriage has evolved tremendously in recent years as global awareness has been raised and community solutions have been developed. Nowhere was this more evident than in the recent Girls Not Brides (GNB) global meeting in Kuala Lumpur in June. After reflecting on all I heard, learned and saw during … Continued

Charting a New Path for Georgia’s Energy Future

What They Do The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) uses the power of the law to champion the environment of the Southeast. Their team of more than 70 dedicated attorneys stands up for all the things we love about this special region—clean water, healthy air, mountains and forests, the coast. By working at the national, … Continued

Building Capacity to Advance Sustainability in the Southeast

What They Do The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN) is a professional network of local government sustainability officials in the Southeastern United States. A partner network of the national Urban Sustainable Directors Network, SSDN started in 2012 with the purpose of building capacity for community sustainability throughout the Southeast. SSDN recognizes that successes in sustainability … Continued

A Ten Station National Reporting Collaborative

What They Do Led by WAMU-88.5 in Washington, DC, Guns & America will report for two years on the many ways that firearms are intertwined in American life, from the cultural significance of hunting and sport shooting, to the role guns play in suicide, homicides, mass shootings and beyond. The ten station collabortion will provide … Continued

Building a Regenerative Economy and Social Equity

What They Do Southface works to build a regenerative economy, responsible resource use and social equity through a healthy built environment for all. Southface programs, like Grants to Green and the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, illustrate practical ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy and water efficiency upgrades. Southface’s work in low income energy issues, … Continued

Challenging Americans to Envision A Future With Fewer Firearms

What They Do Guns Down began in 2016, after the Pulse nightclub shooting, as an effort to demand policies that move the country toward a future with fewer guns. Using bold digital and on-the-ground campaigns, unexpected partnerships, and a sophisticated media strategy, Guns Down works hard to shine a bright light on the economics and … Continued

As The South Grows: Bearing Fruit

In As the South Grows, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and its partner, Grantmakers for Southern Progress, explore the challenges and opportunities for progressive change work in the South.

Empowering Native-led Grassroots Organizations

What They Do Hopa Mountain’s Strengthening the Circle is a Native Nonprofit Leadership Program that aims to build the capacities of experienced and emerging nonprofit organizations that respond to the needs of American Indian families and communities. This Native Nonprofit Leadership Program consists of a four-day annual convening for executive directors and Board members with follow-up … Continued

Smart Legal Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence

What They Do Giffords Law Center works at the local, state, and national levels by providing technical assistance, free of charge, to lawmakers, advocates, legal professionals, law enforcement, and citizens who seek to make their communities safer from gun violence. By providing critical support for the enactment of effective and defensible legislation at the state … Continued