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Fruition and the Future: The Center in 2017

By on December 21, 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues:   2017 may well go down as one of the most productive and significant years in the history of our Center. Indeed, as we reflect on our work over this past eventful year, two words come

Four Shades of Resilience: The Center for Civil Society Studies in 2015

By on December 21, 2015

Perhaps no quality captures more effectively the distinctive character of nonprofit institutions and related voluntary citizen behavior that is the focus of our Center’s attention than the quality of resilience—the ability to withstand significant shifts in fortunes and challenges and

Into the New Year: The Center for Civil Society Studies and the Global Sustainability Agenda

By on January 13, 2015

In 2012, the United Nations began to explore how best to build upon its Millennium Development Goals, the set of objectives that has guided international development work over the past 15 years. With environmental degradation and global warming increasingly prominent

Beating the Odds: The Center in 2013

By on December 19, 2013

According to Viking tradition, Loki, the uninvited 13th guest at a banquet of gods in Valhalla, orchestrated the assassination of Balder the Beautiful, the god of joy and goodness. Reflecting this and similar stories, folkloric traditions around the world have

The Center’s 12 gifts of 2012

By on December 19, 2012

It has been another busy and productive year for the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. We have expanded the base of knowledge about nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world; gathered our Philanthropy Fellows family for

The Center’s 11 Intriguing Discoveries of 2011

By on December 15, 2011

To mark the end of 2011, CCSS staff have gathered eleven of the most interesting and illuminating findings and ideas generated by our work during the year. While you’re here, please be sure to explore our brand new website, including

Listening Post Project Year in Review | 2009

By on December 22, 2009

It’s been a busy and exciting year for the Listening Post Project. Thanks to our dedicated partners and Listening Post organizations, we were able to achieve the following: The finding of our Health Benefits Sounding that three out of every