Community engagement

Stronger together

Collaboration and advocacy to defend civil society and protect civic space wherever it is threatened.

Networks and associations
We provide expert input into civil society coalitions. We are a member of the Alliance for Land, Indigenous and Environmental Defenders (ALLIED); the security working group of the Defenders in Development Campaign; and the technology and security action team of the Vuka! Coalition for Civic Action. We are a voting member of the CIVICUS global civil society alliance and an affiliate of the Global Interagency Security Forum. We are a signatory of the Geneva Declaration.

Funder advocacy
We engage grantmakers on the safety and resilience of their grantees and civil society more widely. We advocate for the inclusion of security budget lines in grant applications and the importance of grantee wellbeing and foundations’ own information security.

We collaborate with partners in civil society and in the commercial and academic worlds. We are a referral partner for Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline and Cloudflare’s Project Galileo, the latter providing free website security to at-risk public interest groups.

“Open Briefing consistently goes far beyond what is expected to provide excellent support to our partners.”
Goldman Environmental Foundation