The '5 Percent Shifts' Concept
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management - New Jersey Institute of Technology
Service providers have more reach into low-income communities than any other institutions except the government. Yet service organizations barely tap the enormous potential of their clients as a force for social change. The Building Movement Project has released a series of reports on the small shifts providers can make to move towards integrating social change into their everyday work. This highly interactive session will draw from participants' experiences as well as our own research to explore 1) different models of social change activities adopted by service organizations; 2) supports groups need to pivot towards social change including common obstacles; and 3) case examples of implementing these changes as well as tools and exercises. We will also engage in a conversation about increasing the visibility and viability of this work.