How does the Change Network work?

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

The Change Network program has five parts:

  • A Change Plan that you create to set your intention and goals for deepening community involvement. We’ll provide step-by-step support so you can pick a community of focus and make a plan to meaningfully involve them.

  • Tools and suggested activities to help you make inclusive changes and achieve the goals you set. We keep building our tool bank based on Change Network organizations’ needs, successes, and lessons learned.

  • Progress reports to enable you to be accountable and reflective as you change. Each month, one person from your team will submit a progress report.

  • Coaching to help you navigate the surprises and challenges ahead. You’ll have up to four, 1:1 coaching calls with an OF/BY/FOR ALL Community Catalyst to review your progress on your Change Plan.

  • Community of Practice to connect you with smart, dedicated people at other organizations around the world who are striving towards similar goals. Everyone on your team is invited to join the OF/BY/FOR ALL private social network, and we also host an annual in-person retreat for Change Network members.

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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