The misconceptions of donors are hobbling civil society work

Behar, Anurag (2023) The misconceptions of donors are hobbling civil society work. Mint.

[img] Text - Published Version
Download (125kB)


Actions of most donors are driven significantly by their notions of how people, communities, systems and societies change. This is natural and understandable. These notions form the basis of their beliefs about what kind of interventions, programmes or efforts are worth supporting. This in turn directly influences the priorities and work of civil society organizations (CSOs) whose work is funded by these donations. These notions are more pronounced among corporate social responsibility (CSR) donors than philanthropic donors, and have become a major problem in the CSO ecosystem.

Item Type: Newspaper Article
Authors: Behar, Anurag
Document Language:
Uncontrolled Keywords: civil society organizations (CSOs), corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Subjects: Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Culture & institutions
Divisions: Azim Premji University
Full Text Status: Public
Related URLs:
Publisher URL:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item