Power Sharing Project: Resource pinboard

The Power Sharing Pinboard will build into a rich and diverse resource hub that shines a light on power sharing in the context of poverty and inequality in civil society. Let us know what you are reading, listening to and watching, and we’ll add it to the pinboard.

OUR POWER SHARING PROJECT RESOURCES


Power Sharing Discussion Guide

This guide will help you hold a conversation with your colleagues to discuss what POWER SHARING means to you and your social change work. It poses questions such as: What power do you have? What power do you share in pursuit of social change? What power would you like others to share with you?

It has been designed based on workshops we have run with various civil society groups in the first few months of the project. There has been more appetite for these workshops than there is time for our team to deliver them, so we hope this will help you host the conversation yourself. There are three documents for you to download in this resource pack:

REPORTS


The Way Ahead: Civil Society at the Heart of London (April 2016) is the final report of the Review of the Future of Civil Society Support in London, commissioned by London Funders. The Power Sharing Project is part of the Cornerstone Fund, which was set up as a collaboration of funders in London to take forward the recommendations of the Way Ahead Report. It provides a vision for future civil society in London, as well as practical frameworks and recommendations.  

Understanding Poverty in all its Forms: a participatory research study into poverty in the UK (October 2019) from ATD Fourth World in collaboration with the University of Oxford brought together professionals, academics and people with first-hand experience of poverty from 2016-2019 to change the ways in which poverty is understood and talked about by decision makers and governments.  

The Value of Lived Experience in Social Change (July 2017) by Baljeet Sandhu is an exploration of whether, and how, social purpose organisations in the UK value lived experience in social change work. ‘Lived Experience Leadership’ (July 2019), also by Baljeet is a call to action to ‘reboot the leadership DNA of the social sector.’ 

Power and Making Change Happen (November 2010) by Raji Hunjan and Soumountha Keophilavong is part of the Democracy and Civil Society Programme from the Carnegie UK Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to explore the links between analysing power and achieving social change.

PODCASTS


BOOKS


Radical Help by Hilary Cottam, 2018
‘Our welfare state might still catch us when we fall, but it cannot help us take flight.’ We love this book. It explores how the welfare state is not fit for purpose and proposes new ways of organising and supporting communities.

No Shortcuts: Organising for Power in the New Gilded Age, Jane McAlevey, 2016
No Shortcuts is about the decline of the union movement, the power of grassroots mass organising, and how anyone interested in social change can rebuild powerful movements at work, in communities and at the ballot box.

New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, 2018
Heimans and Timms argue that ‘New power’ is behind the rise of platforms like Facebook and Uber, the out-of-nowhere victories of Trump and Obama, the unexpected emergence of movements like #MeToo, and what social movements can do to harness it.

Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky1971.
The bible for change-makers. Written in the 1970’s as an organiser’s manual. Still a great read today.

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES AND PROJECTS


Coming soon…

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THE POWER SHARING PROJECT IS FUNDED BY CITY BRIDGE TRUST AND TRUST FOR LONDON

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