How does the Change Network work?

When your organization joins the Change Network, you’ll embark on a journey to deepen community involvement.

You’ll start with tools to help you develop a vision for community involvement and identify new communities you’d like to engage. You’ll pick one community of interest and make a specific pledge to meaningfully involve them.

Once you’ve made a community pledge, you’ll join the Change Network. There, you’ll gain access to coaching, tools, and colleagues around the world who will help you successfully fulfill your pledge and involve new communities. As part of the Change Network, you’ll try out new ways of recruiting, marketing, programming, and partnering with our help. We’ll support you with specific tools for change you can use at your own organization.

As you move forward through the program, you’ll regularly share your progress so we can celebrate your growth, build community accountability, share wins and challenges, and recommit to even deeper change.

Who’s it for?

The Change Network is for civic and cultural organizations of all sizes, sectors, and locations. Based on our piloting with the First and Second Waves, we feel confident it can work for you whether you run a tiny theater company, a multi-branch public library, a volunteer park commission, or a national museum.

You will get the most out of this opportunity if:

  • You feel urgent desire to involve new communities as participants, partners, and leaders

  • You are ready to commit staff time and resources to new ways of working

  • Your team is comfortable with online tools and excited about online learning

  • You have support of organizational leaders and/or board members

What does it cost?

The Change Network is a fee-based program on a sliding scale based on your organization’s budget size. There is an annual, renewable fee, paid by your organization. You can involve as many individual team members at your organization in the project as you would like under this fee.

Note: the fees listed below are for organizations in the global North with non-POCI leaders. If your organization is in the global South and/or has POCI leadership, the fee is reduced. Contact us to learn more.

If your organizational budget is... The annual fee for your participation is...
Under $100,000 $1,000
$100,000 - $500,000 $2,000
$500,000 - $2,000,000 $4,000
$2,000,000 - $5,000,000 $7,000
$5,000,000 - $10,000,000 $10,000
$10,000,000+ $20,000

Need help making the case to participate? Here are five ways to talk about this program with funders or leaders to help them get excited about its value.

When will you open new spots?

We are planning for a small Third Wave to start in fall 2019, with larger waves to follow in 2020. We are refining our tools with founding pilot organizations and we want to ensure we have the best possible program to offer you. When we do open new spots, we will draw directly from the waitlist of organizations that pass the readiness check.

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