22 African Youth Are Now Certified Research-to-Change (R2C) Mentors!

Rachel DickinsonRebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects

The Research-to-Change Mentorship Academy (R2CMA), led by Root Change and IREX as part of the 5-year USAID-funded Youth Excel program, was a 10-week, hands-on, virtual course for young researchers, evaluators, or practitioners passionate about using data to make informed decisions within a local organization. Youth under the age of 35 applied to be part of the course in teams of …

Key Themes from Three CBO Convenings in California

RootChangeRebooting Systems

This blog was written by Alex Cleveland, who has been working as a Root Change fellow for the last 8 months, supporting with data analysis, content design, and special research projects. She is a recent graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) where she earned a Master’s in International Environmental Policy with concentration in Natural Resource …

Following Up: Learning Journeys for 3 Social Lab Teams in Cambodia

Rachel DickinsonRebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects

This blog is a follow-on to an earlier post about a Social Lab that was conducted as part of the three-year USAID-funded Local Organizations—Movement Towards Self-Reliance (LO-MTSR) activity implemented by The Cloudburst Group (Cloudburst) and their two major partners, Partners Global and the DevLab@Duke University. LO-MTSR aimed to increase the organizational resiliency of Cambodian civil society organizations (CSOs). One method …

Highlighting Learning Journeys for 3 Social Lab Teams in Cambodia

Rachel DickinsonRebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects

These activities are being conducted as part of the three-year USAID-funded Local Organizations—Movement Towards Self-Reliance (LO-MTSR) activity implemented by The Cloudburst Group (Cloudburst) and their two major partners, PartnersGlobal and the DevLab@Duke University. LO-MTSR aims to increase the organizational resiliency of Cambodian civil society organizations (CSOs) across the health, education, food security, environment, and democracy, human rights, and governance sectors …

We Welcome The 2022 Inaugural #ShiftThePower Fellows

Wadia SamadiDevelopment Revolution, Rebooting Systems

The Global Fund for Community Foundations and Root Change are delighted to welcome the inaugural cohort of the 2022 #ShiftThePower Fellows. Twelve Fellows from ten different countries, representing the diversity of civil society and ready to promote change and shift power from the ground up, were selected from over 140 applicants.  The Fellows from Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, …

Introducing Dynamic Reporting for Strengthening Development Ecosystems

Rachel DickinsonRebooting 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 SerranoDevelopment 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 SerranoDevelopment 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

RootChangeDevelopment 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 DickinsonDevelopment 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 …