A list of resources we use, recommend or embed in our work. Do you have suggestions? Add them below. If you would like to share your thoughts on any of these resources in a blog post, submit here.
From the founding of WeavEast‘s blog post: “Applying the principles of “Going Horizontal”, participants in this gathering lived the principles of non-hierarchical organization: building co-created agendas, using collaborative decision making processes, and grounding the work in trusted relationships that are now growing across the region.”
Collective Impact 3.0 (from Tamarack Institute)
Collective Impact is the model we most often follow in organizing our systems change work.
CI was coined in 2011 by John Kania and Mark Kramer of FSG Consulting. Their Stanford Social Innovation Review article of the same name distils some of the key ingredients of successful community efforts to move “from fragmented action and results” to “collective action and deep and durable impact.” These ingredients (or “conditions”) are a common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support.Collective Impact 3.0: An Evolving Framework for Community Change
Towards Braiding (From Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures)
Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures is a collective, and a process; visit the GTDF site to learn more about the work. As you might expect from the name, the group experiments with collaborative and innovative ways to decolonize our thinking, systems, actions and world. If you enjoy their work or benefit from the Towards Braiding book, you may wish to support them with a donation.
The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures was published in 2013. This article is billed as a “20 minute primer” on its concepts: https://loom.ly/ppHJYDE. If you are struggling with what change might actually look like, or what to do next to begin to make equity happen, you could do worse than starting here.
A lot of our work, and our evaluation of it, hinges on how we imagine change will happen. This is a Theory of Change. This website describes much of this history, background, and frameworks around Theory of Change.