Models of change are most successful when you partner with other organizations to leverage resources, skills and ideas so you are not duplicating or infringing on work already being done well. Viable partnerships with individuals, existing organizations, corporations and otherfunders should all be identified.
It is a myth, and a dangerous myth, that doing something is better than doing nothing at all. Ineffective initiatives can be detrimental to the population the organization hopes to serve if the work is not effective.
Efficiency exists when working with competent partners or “working effectively” or Efficiency exists when maximizing productivity and preventing the wasteful use of a precious resource. You cannot maximize productivity without the use of all necessary resources, which is a diversity of voices, life experiences and cultures.
Should you take the necessary time and resources to do good work and do it well you will want long-lasting, measurable impact.
The terms equality and equity are often used interchangeably; however, they differ in very important ways. Equality is typically defined as treating everyone the same and giving everyone access to the same opportunities. Meanwhile, equity refers to proportional representation (by race, class, gender, etc.).
Work that is based in strategy and is researched and evidence based will be able to be replicated within multiple communities and populations, teams, charters, etc.