Research-to-Change Mentorship Academy (R2CMA): Youth-inclusive Implementation Research

RootChangeReimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

Are you a young researcher, evaluator, or practitioner passionate about using data to make informed decisions within a local organization? If so, we invite you to apply for the Research-to-Change Mentorship Academy (R2CMA), led by Root Change and IREX as part of the Youth Excel program. What is Research-to-Change? Research-to-Change (R2C) is an approach that embeds research into implementation, enabling …

The Power of Accompaniment in Partnerships

RootChangeRethinking Organizations

This is the first in a three-part series exploring Root Change’s experience as a learning partner. Throughout it we will describe some of the experiences we have had as learning partners and share tools that can be useful when exploring your own journey in this role. At Root Change, our mission is to bring people together to question assumptions, think …

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 …

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 …

The Net Promoter Score for Social Sector Feedback

Alexis BanksReimagining Projects, Rethinking Organizations

To what extent do you feel that you are meaningfully involved in decisions around the activities you participate in? How comfortable do you feel expressing your views when you disagree with our ideas or actions? Do you trust that we will listen to your feedback and use it to improve our relationship? These are just a few of the powerful …

Self-Help and Mutuality: The Key to Economic Mobility

RootChangeDevelopment Revolution, Rethinking Organizations

This blog was written as a collaboration between Mauricio Miller, founder of the Family Independence Initiative (FII) and author of The Alternative, and Marie Zernovoj, consultant at the Community Independence Initiative (CII), a powerful new model housed under Root Change in close partnership with Mauricio. This post originally appeared in the Self-Help & Mutuality series, a bi-weekly email newsletter from …

CII desafía la forma en que se ven las comunidades de pobreza: el personal de CII comparte los cambios en sus percepciones

Alex WagnerDevelopment Revolution, Rethinking Organizations

Translation by: Dinah SandovalContributions by: Eli Rangel, Alma Flores, Nestor Lara, Robert Cuerdo, and Natalie Foxworthy This post is also available on the Root Change blog in English. Desde 2019, Root Change se ha asociado con Children International (CI) y el fundador de Family Independence Initiative (FII), Mauricio Miller, para lanzar la Iniciativa Independencia Comunitaria (CII). Lo que comenzó como …