Participants will leave this webinar with:
- An understanding of the characteristics of effective movements
- Tools, skills, and a framework to facilitate discussion and a movement mapping process within an organization
- Insights on how to strengthen movements and build power in partnership with others
- Ideas for shifting organizational roles and strategy to become a stronger movement partner
As our social and political environment has become more volatile over the last few years, organizations are increasingly seeking opportunities to work in more networked ways and contribute to movement and power building efforts. They often grapple with questions such as:
What does the movement need?
How does the movement build power systemically?
What is our organization’s role in the broader movement?
Where and how can we have the greatest impact?
Who do we need to partner with and how?
This SSIR Live! webinar is designed for nonprofits and foundations tackling root causes and seeking change in a community, state, or across a country. Participants will learn how to use a tool for mapping movement capacities and reflect on organizational strategy. Participants will also explore the “changing states” framework – a complex tool being used in over twenty states by advocates and funders to assess and determine investments and strategies for building power. Together, these tools and frameworks are a guide for how people and organizations can work together better to influence decision-making, worldviews, and narratives.
Tamara Draut, vice president of policy and research at Demos, and Doran Schrantz, executive director at ISAIAH MN, will share their experience of applying these tools and frameworks to inform organizational and coalitional strategies. Tamara will further share how Demos has developed an ongoing movement orientation, and why this makes a difference to their work. Doran will explain how ISAIAH works with coalitions to develop the governing power needed to turn the tide in Minnesota. Susan Misra, co-director at Management Assistance Group (MAG) will draw from over a decade of experience supporting movement networks to advance transformative change.
Participants are encouraged to ask speakers questions during the webinar and in the SSIR LinkedIn group where presenters will answering additional questions after the broadcast.
Who Should Attend?
This SSIR Live! webinar is designed for nonprofits and foundations staff are tackling root causes and seeking change in a community, state, or across a country.
Register and access the recording of the live event on-demand three hours after the webinar ends and anytime over the next twelve months. Log in with your registered email ID.
Price for this webinar: $59
This price includes access to the live interactive webinar, unlimited access to the recorded webinar video and downloadable slides for twelve months.
Tamara Draut is vice president of policy and research at Demos. A member of the Demos team since 2001, she is responsible for developing and advancing the organization's goals through research, idea generation, and policy development. Tamara serves on the Demos Executive Team, helping to develop and drive the strategic direction of the organization. She also developed the organization’s groundbreaking work on household indebtedness, college affordability and the economic challenges facing young people. She is the author of two groundbreaking books: Sleeping Giant: How America’s New Working Class Will Transform America (2016) and Strapped: Why America’s 20- and 30-Somethings Can’t Get Ahead (2006). Tamara's research has been covered by dozens of newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Her writing has appeared in The Hill, The San Francisco Chronicle, The American Prospect, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Review. She is a frequent television commentator and has appeared on the Colbert Report, Today Show, CNN, Fox News, 20/20, MSNBC and many others.
Vice President of Policy and Research, Demos
Susan Misra is the co-director of Management Assistance Group (MAG) and has over 17 years of experience in multi-sector change initiatives, nurturing networks, community engagement, capacity-building, and innovative models of financial sustainability. Susan has strengthened over 200 nonprofits, foundations, and movement networks in terms of complex adaptive strategy, leadership development, and financial sustainability. At MAG, she supports thought leadership around systems assessment tools and processes, applying complexity sciences to planning processes, and embedding equity and justice into movement building initiatives. She is the author of The Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide as well as Influencing Complex Systems Change. Susan has a master's in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a B.S. in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College.
Co-Director, Management Assistance Group
Doran Schrantz is the executive director of ISAIAH, a faith-based community organization of 100 member congregations and 65 partner faith communities across Minnesota. ISAIAH is an affiliate of the PICO National Network. Doran has been at the center of ISAIAH’s development as it has evolved into one of the most powerful voices in Minnesota around issues of racial and economic justice. In the past 5 years, ISAIAH has explored the intersection of community organizing, movement-building, politics, policy, and research. In doing so, they have launched powerful partnerships at the state level, such as Minnesotans for A Fair Economy, a collaborative of faith, community, and labor. In 2012, Doran was awarded the Young Leader Award from Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, an award that recognizes 10 leaders under 40 who are innovating in health and healthcare.
Executive Director, ISAIAH MN
Eric Nee is the managing editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review, published by the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University, and co-host of the Social Innovation Conversations podcast channel. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the publishing industry, most of it covering the high-tech industry. Before joining Stanford, Nee was a senior writer for Fortune magazine in the Palo Alto, Calif., bureau. He also helped Time Inc. launch eCompany Now (where he was executive editor), which later merged with Business 2.0. Before joining Fortune, Nee launched Forbes magazine’s Silicon Valley bureau, where he was bureau manager. He also served as editor-in-chief of Upside magazine for close to five years.
Managing Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review