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Five simple rules for foundations seeking to create lasting social change.
Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.
Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses ComplexityKania, J., & Kramer, M. - 2013 - Stanford Social Innovation Review
Collective impact is upending conventional wisdom on how we achieve social progress.
Foundations involved in systems change can increase their odds for success by focusing on the least explicit but most powerful conditions for change, while also turning the lens on themselves. The Water of Systems Change aims to clarify what it means to shift these conditions. We offer the “inverted triangle” framework as an actionable model for funders and others interested in creating systems change, particularly those who are working to advance equity. Top Takeaways Systems change is...
The water of Systems Change: Action learning exerciseKania, J., Kramer, M., & Senge, P. - 2018 - FSG
Based on the “inverted triangle” framework presented in The Water of Systems Change, this activity is designed to help individuals think systemically about social change, explore what is happening below the surface on issues they care about, and determine how they and their organizations can pursue large-scale change in a disciplined and holistic manner. The exercise is divided into 3 parts: Part I uses the “inverted pyramid” introduced in The Water of Systems Change to perform an...
The Relational Work of Systems ChangeMillgan, K., Zerda, J., & Kania, J. - 2022 - Stanford Social Innovation Review
Collective impact efforts must prioritize working together in more relational ways to find systemic solutions to social problems. Sometimes we lose sight of a simple truth about systems: They are made up of people. Despite all of the frameworks and tools at our disposal and all of our learning as a field of practice, purely technical, rational approaches to systems change will not make much of a dent in shifting power or altering our most deeply held beliefs. If most collective impact...