Social change is a process that is both linear and chaotic.
It requires organizations or individuals committed to making a difference in the world to be both steady in their strategic implementation, and open to new approaches and thought leadership. Without this new thinking it becomes impossible to compete in the market place of ideas and philanthropy. This is difficult for many individuals and organizations. They are working so hard to keep up with the change they are creating, there is little time or energy for new strategy. Chris has created a number of tools and frameworks to assist leadership in a myriad of fields including, NGO-Non Profits, foundations, and social entrepreneurships, to think boldly while keeping their feet on the ground for the day-to-day work.
An example of this new framing is built on the Chinese Proverb-
“Give a person a fish and they will eat for a day, teach a person to fish and they will eat for a lifetime.” Chris’ approach incorporates the added line, “Give people control of their fishing rights and the lake and the community will be fed for generations to come.”
This maxim embodies moving from Social Change 1.0, which seeks to address immediate need, to Social Change 2.0 addressing individual change, to Social Change 3.0, which works to create structural change. Social Change 3.0 allows for not just a single person or family to gain the benefits of change, but entire communities. All three of these approaches are necessary in the creation and building of social change movements; however, 3.0 solutions have a greater potential for lasting impact and a higher return on investment, while being the most often overlooked and underfunded.
Chris Grumm works with organizations and individuals focused on social justice, human rights, women’s rights and movement building to think about and move to social change 3.0 or beyond. This framework translates effectively into a new vision of philanthropy and assists donors in decisions about their engagement and gifts. Within the 3.0 model of social change, work focused on the eradication of poverty and gender equality, for example, is not about deficit planning but rather working with communities to build on their assets. From strategic planning, to resource mobilization, to evaluation of impact, Chris utilizes the 3.0 Social Change framework and reframing tools to help organizations, companies, and leaders reframe and reimagine their work to create sustainable, systemic change.
Reframing your story and message for the philanthropic market place, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Coaching for Non-profit Boards and CEO/Executive Directors, Women and Girls, Social Change, Philanthropy, Messaging for Donors, Evaluation for Impact, Meeting Facilitation, Fundraising Training, Culture of Philanthropy, Cultivation and Stewarding of Donors, Donor's Retreats, Resource Mobilization, Motivational Speaker, Human Rights/Women's Rights, Program Development for Women's and Girls, Movement Building