Introducing Dynamic Reporting for Strengthening Development Ecosystems

Rachel Dickinson Rebooting Systems

Three and a half years ago, Root Change launched the Pando platform. Using collective intelligence to crowdsource relationship and feedback data, Pando is an online participatory network mapping tool that makes it possible to visualize, learn from, and engage with the systems where you work. The technology is the culmination of more than a decade of experience providing training and …

La Iniciativa de Independencia Comunitaria llega a la Costa Central de California

Angela Serrano Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

This post is also available on the Root Change blog in English. A principios de 2021, Root Change se asoció con People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH), la organización de vivienda sin fines de lucro con más años de servicio en la costa central de California para realizar un programa piloto de la Iniciativa de Independencia Comunitaria (CII por sus siglas en …

The Community Independence Initiative Reaches California’s Central Coast

Angela Serrano Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

Esta publicación también está disponible en el blog de Root Change en español. In early 2021 Root Change partnered with People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH), the longest-serving nonprofit affordable housing organization on the Central Coast of California, to pilot the Community Independence Initiative (CII). CII is a peer-driven change model that invests in the talents, strengths, and ingenuity of people living in …

Aprendizajes de los programas piloto de la Iniciativa de Independencia Comunitaria en 3 países

RootChange Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

Hace casi dos años, anunciamos el lanzamiento de la Iniciativa de Independencia Comunitaria (IIC) y el inicio de proyectos piloto en México, Colombia y Filipinas en colaboración con Children International. Los proyectos piloto fueron un esfuerzo para identificar nuevos enfoques para mejorar el bienestar de los niños, y para aprender sobre los beneficios de la IIC para las familias, los …

What We’ve Learned from Piloting the Community Independence Initiative in 3 Countries

Rachel Dickinson Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

Almost two years ago, we announced the launch of the Community Independence Initiative (CII) and the start of pilots in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines in partnership with Children International. The pilots were an effort to identify new approaches for improving the well-being of children, and to learn about the benefits of CII for families, children, and INGOs alike. To …

Register for DPMI’s January 2022 Certificate Program

RootChange Development Revolution, Rebooting Systems

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 …

Using the Malawi Social Impact Map to Strengthen Organization Networking

RootChange Rebooting Systems, Rethinking Organizations

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 …

Programa piloto CII para la recuperación de negocios en Oakland

RootChange Reimagining Projects

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

RootChange Reimagining Projects

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?

RootChange Development Revolution

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, …