Create a streamlined process and set of tools that changemakers can use to quickly engage and activate their networks online.
One of the largest and well-known philanthropies in the world, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, applies principles of racial equity, community engagement, and leadership to everything they do to help vulnerable children achieve success. They refer to this as .
When their visionary leaders saw an opportunity to share and scale the foundation's DNA approach using the power of online community, they turned to longtime digital transformation partner, Ideal State, to dream up a simple but impactful strategy for mobilizing changemakers using the popular online collaboration tool, Slack. The community was given the name #OpenChange, linking it in spirit to the many open source technology initiatives that have led to rapid innovation cycles fueled by borderless collaboration.
Knowledge management (KM) advocates working across philanthropy engage in regular discussions on a range of topics relating to KM practice. Each discussion culminates in a webinar featuring panelists from the channel and a shareable "knowledge product" that summarizes the discussion and associated resources.
Nonprofits working to support families and children across Detroit use their channel to share and discuss timely news and resources, and support each other as a community of practitioners.
Nonprofits working to support families and children in the Chipias and Peninsula-Yucatán regions of Mexico share and catalog COVID-19 news and resources in real time.
A community of evaluators working across philanthropy are discussing ways to create opportunities for equitable learning within their foundations, and with grantees and partners.
A global community of disaster risk reduction professionals are using their channel as a forum to collaborate and innovate on their efforts to support partners in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bring your network of changemakers onto #OpenChange! Get started today by scheduling a brief call with an #OpenChange host.