Year one (April 2017 to June 2018)
A series of workshops considered the drivers of and barriers to social change. We began researching existing literature on social change and looking at case studies, from living wage to equal marriage. From this, we identified a number of ‘burning issues’.
More in-depth exploration of the ‘burning issues’, resulting in an interim report and generating further learning.
We worked with contributors to identify common themes and recommendations. We shared our learning at a two-day retreat. Participants fed into the final report, which we launched in June.
Year Two (July 2018 onwards)
The Social Change Project continues into its second year with:
- The Change Network – continue the conversation with other change-makers
- Social Power Bite-Sized – summaries of the tools found in the Social Power report
- Dissemination of our findings – we’ll keep sharing what we’ve learned with civil society, decision-makers, funders and more
- Continuously collecting new evidence and research, and sharing them with our Change Network
Be part of it
- Join our Change Network for updates about new publications, events and discussions
- Share your burning issues – in year one, we looked at ten ‘burning issues’ identified by our Community of Practice, which featured in an interim report. They looked at things like leadership, collaboration, ethics and creativity. The world keeps moving, though, so please share your thoughts about any new issues or challenges you see arising.
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation is primarily the thought convenor and catalyst for discussion. We have our own thoughts and will actively contribute to the project, as well as encouraging you to get involved.