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Renewed hope for changing the odds

Systems practice offers a new way forward to make durable progress on complex problems.
by Freya Bradford, Director of Strategy & Learning "Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes. It is a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than thin…… https://www.rotarycharities.org/about-us/blog/systems-practice-renewed-hope-changing-odds

Connecting Northern Michigan Changemakers to New Support

Last month, Rotary Charities officially launched a new service to support grantees working to change the roots of complex community problems. The pilot will include all grantees taking a collaborative systems approach and will make 5 to 10 hours of coachi…
“Systems change work, so often, is more than a job and a professional role or identity. More often than not, it is a lifestyle choice, a life's work, a manifestation of purpose. Be…… https://www.rotarycharities.org/about-us/blog/connecting-northern-michigan-changemakers-new-support

Convene, Connect & Commit: Spark Large Scale Change

The first in a four-part blog series exploring different aspects of systems change work: convening, connecting & committing; finding leverage points for change; designing interventions to change systems; and learning as we go.
by Freya Bradford, Director of Systems Change and Learning This is the first in a four-part blog series exploring different aspects of systems change work: convening, connecti…… https://www.rotarycharities.org/about-us/blog/convene-connect-commit-spark-large-scale-change

Stories that Change Systems

Exploring the unique power of story in systems change work.
Freya Bradford, Director of Systems Change & Learning “Stories make, prop up, and bring down systems. Stories shape how we understand the world, our place in it, and…… https://www.rotarycharities.org/about-us/blog/stories-change-systems-area-changemakers-seek-help-new-coaching-pool

Upstream: Finding the Source of Complex Problems and Leverage Points for Change

This is the second in a series of blogs about different aspects of systems change work. This series is about making different choices about how we work and what we work on when we are aiming for community-level change in our most complex problems. These a…
by Freya Bradford, Director of Systems Change and Learning This is the second in a series of blogs about different aspects of systems change work. Next month I will explore de…… https://www.rotarycharities.org/about-us/blog/upstream-finding-source-complex-problems-and-leverage-points-change

Designing Interventions That Change Systems

Once opportunities and points of leverage are identified, systems can begin to shift when multiple actions across a system design a constellation of actions that act on those patterns.
by Freya Bradford, Director of Systems Change and Learning This is the third in a four-part series that explores using a systems change approach to address complex community-l…… https://www.rotarycharities.org/about-us/blog/designing-interventions-change-systems