Report: Piloting the Community Independence Initiative in 3 Countries

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Root Change partnered with Children International in early 2020 to identify new approaches for improving the well-being of children, and to learn about the potential benefits of the Community Independence Initiative (CII). This report describes the key findings from three Children International agencies piloting the Community Independence Initiative between June 2020 and July 2021. Children International is continuing the CII …

Register for DPMI’s January 2022 Certificate Program

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Registration is now open for DPMI’s 2022 certificate program, taking place January 4 – 21!  The 3-week intensive Program on Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) equips activists, students, and young professionals with social change tools, skills-based learning, and theoretical knowledge to spark change both domestically and internationally. Throughout the program, participants develop a portfolio of work products that they …

Video: Interview with Mauricio Miller, Founder of the Community Independence Initiative (CII)

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In this video, Root Change’s Director of Programs, Alexis Smart interviews Mauricio Miller, the Founder of the Community Independence Initiative, about the life experiences that led to launching this initiative, how CII works, the unique aspects of this initiative, and his decision to house CII in Root Change.Mauricio is the author of The Alternative, a book which challenges the assumption …

Using the Malawi Social Impact Map to Strengthen Organization Networking

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This post was written by Sabine Sleijffers, a Root Change Communications Intern based on interviews with Madalitso Juwayeyi and Daniel Mvalo. In 2019, Segal Family Foundation (SFF) launched the Malawi Social Impact Network Map on Pando with the goal of learning more about the organizations and relationships that make up the innovation ecosystem and to better support the networking of …

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Video: Introducing the Malawi Social Impact Network Map

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In 2019, Segal Family Foundation (SFF) launched the Malawi Social Impact Network Map on Pando with the goal of learning more about the organizations and relationships that make up the innovation ecosystem in Malawi and better supporting the networking of social entrepreneurs. Made up of more than 575 organizations and 850 relationships to date, the map has become a resource …

Programa piloto CII para la recuperación de negocios en Oakland

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Cuatro empresarios de Oakland, California están recaudando fondos para reconstruir sus negocios después de Covid. ¡Apóyalos hoy!  La pandemia de Covid-19 ha impactado en la vida de millones de personas en todo Estados Unidos. Las pequeñas empresas se han visto especialmente afectadas por la pandemia mundial, ya que muchas han cerrado durante largos periodos de tiempo. Estas pequeñas y microempresas …

CII Oakland Business Recovery Pilot

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Four Entrepreneurs in Oakland California are raising funds to re-build their businesses post-Covid. Support them today!  The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of millions of people across the United States. Small businesses were especially hit hard by the global pandemic, with many closing for long periods of time. These small to micro-businesses play a critical role in the local …

Are you our new Program Manager?

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About Us Root Change is a development laboratory, testing new ideas and leveraging learning to advocate for far-reaching change within the development sector.  Based in Washington, DC, our small, but mighty team believes that traditional approaches to development have failed to address the systemic causes of poverty, injustice, and vulnerability in the world. That is why we design programs, technologies, …

Are you our new Latin America Programs Learning Fellow?

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About Us Root Change is a development laboratory, testing new ideas and leveraging learning to advocate for far-reaching change within the development sector. We believe that traditional approaches to development have failed to address the systemic causes of poverty, injustice, and vulnerability in the world. That is why we design programs, technologies, and interactive experiences that help people, organizations, and …

Video: Rwanda Innovation Map Launch

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Root Change has been collaborating with Segal Family Foundation (SFF) Rwanda to support its work with the Social Impact Incubator (SII) since 2020. We’re working together to understand and strengthen the Rwanda innovation ecosystem, improve SFF’s relationships with the entrepreneurs it supports, and adapt and improve SII’s program offering using feedback loops and network mapping. During this virtual event in …