Register for DPMI’s January 2022 Certificate Program

RootChangeDevelopment 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

RootChangeRebooting 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 …

Launching the Global Youth Excel Network Map

Alexis BanksRebooting Systems

What if you could connect with other youth-led and youth-serving organizations out there who are passionate about the same cause? What if you could access additional knowledge, skills, or funding to advocate for youth in your community? Or what if you could share what you’ve learned with important sector leaders? Could you grow your impact? Could you create more sustainable …

Ushirika Hub: What We Learned from a Social Systems Network Analysis of the Cooperative Ecosystem in Kenya

RootChangeRebooting Systems

By: Tindi Sitati   This blog is a follow-on to our post Ushirika Hub: How Three Organizations Came Together to Conduct Participatory SSNA of the Cooperative Ecosystem in 6 Counties in Kenya. It was written by Tindi Sitati, Collaboration Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Officer for Global Communities, with contributions from: Rachel Dickinson (Root Change), Pamela Kaburu (Global Communities), Lydia Omamo and …

Ushirika Hub: How Three Organizations Came Together to Conduct Participatory SSNA of the Cooperative Ecosystem in 6 Counties in Kenya

Rachel DickinsonRebooting Systems

Contributions from: Tindi Sitati and Pamela Kaburu (Global Communities), Lydia Omamo and Virginia Brown(NCBA CLUSA), Fridah Kanana(WOCCU)  Starting in 2019, three implementing partners of the USAID Cooperative Development Program (CDP), Global Communities, NCBA CLUSA, and WOCCU, joined forces to conduct a Social Systems Network Analysis (SSNA) in Kenya with support from Root Change. The CDP partners were interested in understanding …

Malawian Social Labs Take Steps Towards Self-reliance

RootChangeRebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects

About the Authors Emas Potolani and Myson Jambo are Root Change’s Social Lab Field Managers and Malawi Ambassadors who served on the frontlines of a USAID-funded Local Works Initiative in Malawi. The purpose of the Social Lab is to test alternative approaches to supporting, sustaining and measuring locally owned and led development. The Social Labs were formed as a result …

Announcing the Community Independence Initiative: A Powerful Collaboration Between Mauricio Miller, Executive Director of CII and Root Change

RootChangeDevelopment Revolution, Rebooting Systems, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

Together, Mauricio Miller, founder of the Family Independence Initiative (FII) and author of The Alternative, and Root Change are working to catalyze a movement called the Community Independence Initiative (CII). CII is a peer-driven change model that invests in the talents, strengths, and ingenuity of people living in low-income communities.  Earlier this year, we shared an exciting new effort to …

Pathways to Power – Strengthening Relationships in the #ShiftThePower Movement

Alex WagnerDevelopment Revolution, Rebooting Systems

Earlier this year, the Global Fund for Community Foundations and Root Change co-hosted a virtual global meeting to reflect on the #ShiftThePower movement, the efforts that have been made to weave together the movement since the Pathways to Power Symposium, and surface insights from the Pathways to Power relationship map on the Pando platform. You can watch the global meeting …

Thinking and Working in Systems Online Course

RootChangeDevelopment Revolution, Rebooting Systems

Happy New Year! As in the case of many folks who start the year with a list of new year’s resolutions, we too stepped into 2020 reflecting upon what we want out of this year at Root Change. Intentional learning from, and sharing of our knowledge and resources with fellow development practitioners made it to the top of the list …

Participatory Systems Approaches to Advocacy in Nigeria: A Three-Volume Series

Rachel DickinsonRebooting Systems

From 2014 to 2018 the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) project in Nigeria sought to build a stronger, more resilient, and more nimble Nigerian civil society by strengthening the capacities of civil society actors to form common agendas, coordinate strategies, align outcome measurements, and share knowledge. SACE organized 18 clusters of civil society organizations working on clearly-defined thematic issue areas with …