By Manuel Pastor and Rhonda Ortiz (2009) This document seeks to provide a guidepost to both funders and the field by detailing what makes for a successful social movement, what capacities need to be developed, and what funding opportunities might exist.
Transactions Transformations Translations: Metrics That Matter for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements
By: Manuel Pastor, Jennifer Ito, and Rachel Rosner Published October 2011 Funded by the Ford Foundation with assistance from USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
By Terri Bailey for the Annie E. Casey Foundation (2006) This paper explores the role of social networks in achieving meaningful results for children and families.
Tapping the Power of Social Networks: Understanding the Role of Social Networks in Strengthening Families and Transforming Communities
By: Audrey Jordan for the Annie E. Casey Foundation (2006) This paper explores the process of understanding social networks and considering appropriate and effective roles for foundations to play in helping support social networks becoming more fully integrated in approaches to making positive change.
By Nilofer Ahan for the Annie E. Casey Foundation (2007) This report presents promising approaches for integrating social networks into supporting families navigating difficult conditions.