So You Work for a Colonial, White Supremacist, Patriarchal Institution, Now What?

Odin and Ari are co-facilitating a year-long learning and action community beginning this fall currently entitled “So…You Work for a Colonial, White Supremacist, Patriarchal Institution: Now What?” to bring together a group of practitioners committed to shifting the dominant “the way it is” and exploring ways to navigate systems of oppression in ourselves and our[…]

Resources for Measuring Network Health

Resources for Measuring Network Health

View the Google Document to add comments. Table of Contents Framing Paper: The State of Network Evaluation (Network Impact, 2014) Diagnostic Tool: Network Effectiveness (Monitor Institute, n.d.) Toolkit: Network Health Scorecard (Arbor Consulting Partners and Network Impact, 2009) Framework: Network Evolution Assessment (Connecting to Change the World, 2015) For further reading   Introductory Thoughts The[…]

Learning Through Experimentation

Learning Through Experimentation

Experimentation is a central practice for groups trying to collaborate more effectively, especially those that are trying to tackle complex problems. In particular, experimentation is a powerful way for a group to learn and improve collectively and quickly. However, it’s not easy to do this. It requires discipline and rigor, a set of well-developed muscles[…]

Transformative Philanthropy

Transformative Philanthropy

Transformative Philanthropy Resources The following is a list of articles, blog posts, organizations and guides that demonstrate the emergence of a new mindset and practice across philanthropy. It has a particular focus on social equity, racial justice, and building networks/movement alignment as three core areas progressive philanthropy is exploring–and where it must increasingly devote attention[…]