“People see organizations as vehicles through which to do things in the world not realising that in building organizations they are changing the world” – James Taylor CDRA, Cape Town
Change is a scary concept for many of us especially if you are trying to change the world, there are many organizations out there who make it their mission and set out a vision to make a difference in society.
The problem however is that sometimes these organizations get so disconnected with what they are trying to achieve through internal conflict or whatever other factors that may come their way that they lose track of the main purpose which is Changing the World.
Organization Unbound is
an attempt to re-imagine the way we think about and engage in social change.
In order to find a solution to this problem and help organizations flourish and ultimately change the way we change the world Organization Unbound is asking the question “How can we become
what we seek?”
They have researched many social change organizations and created a 16 minute clip in which these organizations are practising the concept of expressive change, giving feedback on their experience…
..expressive change – a pattern
of change rooted in who they are as much as in what they do…
If you are a social purpose organization and interested in being involved in a global screening campaign between now and the end of the year, Organization Unbound is offering you the opportunity to host a screening and dialogue (internally with staff/volunteers/board members or a public screening where people from other organizations are invited to attend). They created a Screening Guide which includes download links, facilitation tips and guiding questions.
For those interested in taking the conversation further and actually applying expressive change in practice in their organization, they’ve put together a series of self-guided learning sessions that can be downloaded here: http://organizationunbound.org/in-practice/.
All they ask is that if you do decide to participate and host a screening that you let them know in order for them to highlight it on social media and promote the growth around the movement of the film.
You can ‘like’ the film’s facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/expressivechangefilm and invite your friends to as well.
I know this is going to sound cliché but in the words of Gandhi lets…
Be the change we want to see in the world.