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Useful Sites and Resources

Department of State
Civil Society 2.0
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor-Democracy
Office of Global Women's Issues
Special Representative to Muslim Communities

Community of Democracies
USAID - Democracy and Governance
National Democratic Institute
National Endowment for Democracy
The International Republican Institute
Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
Open Society Foundations

Resources for Civil Society Organizations

The following links have been recommended by some U.S.-based organizations as providing useful information. This is not an exhaustive list, nor should it be considered an endorsement of the organizations or the material contained on the sites. S/SACSED updates these entries periodically.

Communications/Public Relations:

Constituent Relationship Management (CRM):

Financial Management:


Online Fundraising:


Online Community Building:

Overall Guidance:


Strategic Planning:

Technology (including Website Design):

Volunteer Recruitment and Management:


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