At the Civil Society in Transition conference in October 2013, activists from many different civil society sectors and countries shared their stories of how they are involved in creating the seeds of a new activism that understands the systemic nature of civil society’s many struggles and is experimenting with new ways of catalysing systemic change.

This report offers some of these seeds of a new civil society. It explains the context for why these new stories have become necessary (broken stories) and how the Smart CSOs Lab is providing a space for activists and change agents to jointly learn how to make changes in the way civil society thinks, acts and operates to work effectively towards systemic change.