Unsticking Stuck Mental Models: Adventures in Systems Change
New CMSI Study Reveals How Major TV Programs and Newspapers (Mis)Represented Homelessness and Housing Security Issues in 2018 - Center for Media and Social Impact
Archives of Failures in Global Health | Nature Research Microbiology Community
Six Ways to Boost Public Support for Prevention-Based Policy
Addressing massive challenges like climate change and poverty requires that we take a long-term view and have a preventative mindset. Since these perspectives challenge the deeply ingrained ways we have evolved to think and behave, we need to pay attention to why prevention is hard to think about and navigate the cognitive road blocks that stand in the way of progress. By presenting issues and information in ways that unlock support for preventative approaches, we can galvanize the ideas and actions social and environmental change requires.
G4C19: Games for Change Festival - Complete Sessions - YouTube
Transformation is not a programme - DfE Digital and Transformation
Transformation sounds impressive, glamorous even, but what does it actually mean? After six years of leading transformation in government, this is my attempt to explain what it is, what it’s not, and how to spot the difference. It’s always good to start with a definition, and Cambridge Dictionary offers this one: ‘transformation: a complete change in the appearance or character of something… especially so that thing is improved’. This gives us some clues, but it’s not nearly complete. So with the help of my Twitter community, here’s 6 characteristics of what transformation is, and what it is not.
The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones - Scientific American Blog Network
Benioff and Weiss steer the narrative lane away from the sociological and shifted to the psychological. That’s the main, and often only, way Hollywood and most television writers tell stories. This is an important shift to dissect because whether we tell our stories primarily from a sociological or psychological point of view has great consequences for how we deal with our world and the problems we encounter.
Post-it notes spread protest message on Hong Kong’s Lennon Walls — Quartz
The Video4Change Impact Toolkit | Impact Through Filmmaking
This toolkit will show you how to design and strategise for impact in your progressive social change initiatives. It is designed for documentary or journalist video-makers, established Video for Change organisations, and nonprofit organisations that are using or thinking about using video to engage their communities. EngageMedia has produced this toolkit in partnership with the Video4Change Network. We are a group of video-makers — activists, journalists, documentary filmmakers, and human rights advocates — who have pooled our experience and knowledge to share tips, tools and resources on how to safely and effectively create powerful videos and engage audiences for changemaking.
Social and Behaviour Change Insights and Practice - Practitioner's Guide
Collective Wisdom · Co-Creating Media within Communities, across Disciplines and with Algorithms
Why co-create and why now? Collective Wisdom is a first-of-its-kind field study of the media industry, that maps works that live outside the limits of singular authorship. While the concept of co-creation is entering the zeitgeist, it is an ancient and under-reported dynamic. Media co-creation has particular relevance in the face of today’s myriad of challenges, such as the climate crisis and threats to democracy. But it is not without risks and complications. In this study we look at how people co-create within communities; across disciplines; and increasingly, with living systems and artificial intelligence (AI). We also synthesize the risks, as well as the practical lessons from the field on how to co-create with an ethos grounded in principles of equity and justice. This qualitative study reframes how culture is produced, and is a first step in articulating contemporary co-creative practices and ethics. In doing so, it connects unusual dots.
5 ways to change the narrative from fear to hope | Bond
A Guide to Hope-Based Communications | OpenGlobalRights
Conformity: The Power of Social Influences — Cass Sunstein (review)
Especially striking was something that I was not surprised by but had never heard explained before: the idea that groups conform, but always in a specific direction. They always become more extreme. They never move towards the middle. Sunstein addresses the phenomenon by describing relevant research. He writes: The effect of group deliberation was to shift individual opinions toward extremism. Group “verdicts” on climate change, affirmative action, and same-sex unions were more extreme than the predeliberation average of group members. In addition, the anonymous views of individual members became more extreme, after deliberation, than were their anonymous views before they started to talk. We see this phenomenon everywhere, especially social media, but the simple principle of conformity by itself doesn’t explain it. If a group conforms over time, shouldn’t their new views converge on the original group mean? Wouldn’t people’s views be just as likely to become more moderate than more extreme? The answer, of course, is no. Why? Because someone with more extreme views is usually more outspoken or passionate about those views, and that looks to most people like confidence. And we tend to conform to the views of those who seem more confident. Maybe Facebook isn’t the best place to form our political opinions.
Dropbox - Eva Stories Instagram materials
How Change Happens, with Cass Sunstein | Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
"My little pitch is that a social movement worth celebrating doesn't only un-falsify people's preferences and unleash them to say what they actually think. It also casts a fresh light on the past. It doesn't just elicit preexisting judgement, it produces new ones."
Instagram story of young Holocaust victim Eva aims at new generation | The Times of Israel
Creating your theory of change: NPC's practical guide
Cultural Web | Art of change making
The Cultural Web is a tool used to map the culture of an organisation and is a way of seeing and understating the different influences that affect organisational culture. It can be used to map existing culture and it can also used to map future culture based on the question: ‘What does the culture need to look like to make this change happen’? The two maps can then be compared in order to promote discussion and highlight what, where and how change can be implemented.
Theory of Change Examples | Theory of Change Community
Theory of Change Online
Theory of Change Online (TOCO) is the only web-based software (no download required) that you can use to design and edit and store your Theory of Change, learn the concepts of theory of change, and capture your outcomes, indicators, rationales and assumptions in an interactive graphical environment.
To Get Companies to Take Action on Social Issues, Emphasize Morals, Not the Business Case
How to Lead Design Thinking When People Aren’t Familiar with It
The State of SIE Report — Mapping the landscape of social impact entertainment
Social impact entertainment (SIE) is changing the world. Our landmark report explores this emerging field through the views and insight of the artists and industry experts who know it best.
I Took on My Village Elders to End FGM
Convinced Masai elders to do away with cutting but to keep the rest of the coming of age ceremony
How Protests Become Successful Social Movements
Have you ever seen someone stand up to a bully at work? What’s the best way of doing it while still being professional? - Quora
"Pink alert" story - bearing silent witness - nurses
A Fresh Approach to Understanding Sexual Assault: A Conversation with Betsy Levy Paluck - Behavioral Scientist
The State of Play - TrendWatching
Invisibilia: Inspired By 'American Idol,' A Reality Show In Somalia Aimed To Change The Real World : Goats and Soda : NPR
The magic number of people needed to create social change
A new study published in Science has quantified the number of people who need to take a stand before they can affect societal change on important topics like sexual harassment and human rights. And that number? It’s a mere 25% of any group. Only 25% of people need to adopt a new social norm to create an inflection point where everyone in the group follows.
The fight over using synthetic rhino horns to stop poaching
Diffusion of Innovation — Impact by Design
If you or a small group of colleagues are the ones trying to bring a new practice to your organization, you are an innovator. You are inspired by a new practice you discovered, but will likely face problems getting it accepted. Consider that the challenges you experience when spreading a new practice are totally normal. It doesn’t mean you are failing, should stop trying, or there is anything “wrong” with staff and colleagues. It just means that your role is to plan how to motivate other members of the system
Teens Debate Big Issues on Instagram Flop Accounts - The Atlantic
The Viral Video Toolkit for Nonprofits | Eepybird Studios
The Viral Video Toolkit for Nonprofits A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Contagious Content for Social Good