Welcome to Spotlight
At the Charity & Security Network we work at the intersection of national security policy and nonprofit rights.
So what does that mean?
That means counterterrorism efforts led by the United States often hamstring international peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, and development projects being led by civil society around the world. That is where our work begins. We advocate for nonprofit rights to ensure civil society flourishes where it is needed most.
On Spotlight we will recap the news from the national security sector, highlight the most important developments and analyze how it impacts nonprofits. Additionally, episodes will feature opinion and analysis from sector experts, ranging from legal and finance professionals to international peacebuilding practitioners, to paint a picture of how U.S. policy impacts nonprofit programs and operations around the world.
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Spotlight Episode 3: Counterterrorism, The UN, & Nonprofit Advocacy
On this episode of Spotlight, host Zach Theiler interviews Tracey Durner, the Director of Financial Integrity and Inclusion at the Global Center on Cooperative Security. Tracey discusses counterterrorism efforts led by the UN, the impact it has on nonprofits, and how civil society can best advocate for change.
Spotlight Episode 2: Nonprofits & Financial Access
Financial access, including the ability for organizations to effectively wire funds overseas, is a major challenge for many nonprofits working in sensitive contexts. In this episode of Spotlight, host Zach Theiler interviews C&SN's Policy Counsel, Andrea Hall, whose work focuses on addressing the financial hurdles nonprofits face while delivering life saving work around the world.
Spotlight Episode 1: An Introduction to the Impact of National Security Policy on Nonprofits
In this episode host Zach Theiler interviews Kay Guinane, the founder and director of the Charity & Security Network. In the interview she discusses the founding of C&SN, explores the intersection of nonprofit rights and national security, and looks at some of the key challenges and victories over the past 10 years.
In this trailer episode, host Zach Theiler discusses what to expect when you tune in to listen to Spotlight.