SayPro Civil Society Partnership refers to a wide array of organizations:
- Community groups, non-governmental organizations [NGOs].
- Labor unions.
- Indigenous groups
- Charitable organizations
- Faith-based organizations
- Professional associations
SayPro Civil society partnership organizations play multiple roles. They are an important source of information for both citizens and the government. They monitor government policies and actions and hold the government accountable. They engage in advocacy and offer alternative policies for the government, the private sector, and other institutions.
Partnerships between local, national, and international civil society organizations (CSOs) are a powerful tool to achieve societal change. They help local and national CSOs to empower citizens to perform their civic rights and to ensure representation of local communities as well as local ownership of programs.