Is your work community-led?

Alexis Banks Development Revolution, Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

How can all of us in the social sector become more accountable to the communities we seek to serve? How can those of us on the outside, who act as funders, implementers, or intermediaries identify and support community-led approaches to change?  GlobalGiving, in partnership with Root Change and other members of the Movement for Community-Led Development, has been shepherding a …

Becoming an Adaptive Learning Organization & Identifying the Tools to Help Get You There

Dinah Sandoval Reimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

The development sector increasingly recognizes the need for organizations to embrace adaptive management practices to achieve lasting change to address systemic and complex social issues. For those who are new to this methodology, “Adaptive rigour: bridging the art and science of adaptive management,” breaks down the concepts well.  However, finding the right tools, metrics, or signals to help inform adaptations …

Reflective Learning & Interdisciplinary Teams Drive Local Problem Solving in the Philippines

Alexis Banks Rethinking Organizations

Root Change has partnered with Children International (CI) to carry out an organizational transformation initiative called CI+ with its 13 agencies around the world. The objective of CI+ is to enable agencies to develop the learning and adaptive capacities to continuously innovate and improve their contributions to breaking the cycle of poverty within the unique contexts in which they operate. …

Lean experiments generate local solutions and capacities 

Nate Stephens Rethinking Organizations

Root Change has partnered with Children International and their 13 country agencies to clearly identify challenges facing their communities and test solutions using lean experimentation and design thinking. Local staff have been testing rapid, low-cost organizational changes in areas such as internal communication, partnership development, as well experiments related to child wellbeing. Worldwide, over 50 experiments are currently being tested …