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The Social Power report: how are you using it?

We’ve been keeping track of how campaigners and change-makers are using the findings of the Social Power report. We’d love to know if you’ve used any of the tools or findings in your own work. Please drop us a line.

The Campaign to End Loneliness, New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), the Scottish Poverty Alliance and the Baring Foundation have all used the tools in the report in their work. We shared our findings at a Compass debate on 21st Century Power, the NPC Ignites conference, the Partnership for Young London Policy Forum and the Happy Cities Economics of Happiness Conference.

The Social Change Grid has been used by:

  • Campaigners to map their activity and ask whether they need to expand into different quadrants (or connect to others operating in them)
  • Senior management teams to map organisational activity and consider whether they need to extend out into other quadrants
  • Funders to map their grants and consider if they are too focused in particular quadrants
  • Researchers to guide interviews with change-makers
  • Advocates to support funding for lobbying, service provision and behaviour-change
  • Thought leaders to explore and map the activity of whole sectors
  • Coalitions to map where members’ activity takes place, and to ask whether they need to collaborate with others in under-represented quadrants
  • Social entrepreneurs to understand how their solution fits into the wider change eco-system

Senior management teams have also used the 12 Habits of Successful Change-Makers to challenge their individual and organisational behaviour.

Our first Change Network event

On 15 November 2018, thirty campaigners and change-makers came together to meet, share stories and to hear about an important instance of social change. Our first event looked at the fight for equal marriage. Read more…

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