Is the mission of Global Grassroots effective?
The broad answer is yes.

— 2009 Impact Assessment

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Our Impact

CURRENT SUCCESSES
Since 2006, Global Grassroots has steadily built an exciting track record:

  • 500+ change agents trained in our Academy for Conscious Change in Rwanda & Uganda, eAcademy and uAcademy
  • 64 solutions selected for development
  • 36 ventures launched
  • 16 social ventures in development for future launch
  • 25,000+ vulnerable people directly served each year by current project operations
  • nearly 85,000 lives touched by ripples of impact (i.e., including children of beneficiaries, audiences of awareness work)

>Download our 2013 Program Update (.pdf)

>Download our 2012 Financial Summary (.pdf)

>Download our 2013 Q1- Q3 Financial Summary (.pdf)

SOCIAL IMPACT OBJECTIVES
Global Grassroots aims to have a transformative impact on an individual level, including both our graduates and the target population they serve, and on a collective level, including our network of conscious social change teams and the broader society in which they operate. Following are our specific program and outcome objectives, and the impact we aim to have on an individual and collective level:

Program Objectives:
  • Our primary program objective is to accelerate the process of personal and societal transformation through training, resources, fellowship and on-going facilitation.
  • We aim to maximize social value creation and productivity by having the broadest/deepest impact possible for the chosen level of financial investment.
  • Our social venture training objective is to provide all the hard skills needed to create a plan for a viable civil society organization that will address a core issue facing women.
  • Our personal transformation objective is to help these future change leaders deepen their sense of power, expand their sense of self-awareness, develop tools for transforming oppression and suffering, cultivate compassion and develop the capacity to initiate social change responsibly from a place of clarity, commitment and purpose.
  • Our social transformation objective is to build the systems, tools, networks and support structures that will catalyze the ongoing growth of communities of conscious social change agents.

Outcome Objectives:

  • By the end of 12 months after project launch, all participants will raise their sense of wellbeing by 50%.
  • By the end of 12 months after project launch, the participants' sense of power and confidence has increased by 75%.
  • At the end of 12 months of project oversight, 80% of funded ventures are operating sustainably as civil society organizations rooted in their own communities.
  • That at the end of 12 months, all ventures operating sustainably are having a measurable social impact at the root level of the social issue they are designed to address, affecting women.
  • By the end of 12 months, 75% of teams who participated in the Academy have acquired advanced project planning and non-profit management skills, which have been deemed sufficient to launch their own social ventures.


  INDIVIDUAL/PERSONAL
TRANSFORMATION
COLLECTIVE/SOCIAL
TRANSFORMATION
Theory Deepening personal consciousness and contributing towards the common good are both essential to social change.

The architecture necessary to support the advancement of conscious social change is underdeveloped.

Constituency    
Individual Graduates
  • Knowledge of non-profit management skills
  • Exhibits conscious leadership skills
  • Sense of Emotional Wellbeing/Perceived power/Actual power
  • Economic wellbeing
  • Trauma healing
  • Adequately targeting marginalized women
  • Engagement and leadership of team members in community decision-making
  • Sense of belonging to Global Grassroots network of change agents
  • Sense of value to community or purpose to serve the common good
  • Collective consciousness practice

Teams/Social Projects
  • Number of ventures launched versus trained
  • Non-profit skills applied
  • Financial sustainability
  • Social impact at root level
  • Strength of organization / conscious decision-making
  • Architecture of support systems evolving
  • Network of teams building around issue areas (water, violence) or program model (theater, trainings)
  • Spread of skills and tools to other groups or use in spin-off projects
  • Degree of team collaboration or mentorship
  • Partnerships with stakeholders and donors

Broader Target Population: Vulnerable Women
  • Numbers of individuals served, lives transformed
  • Strength of organization / conscious decision-making
  • Ripples of change to families and whole communities
  • Academy and ventures creating systemic change benefiting marginalized women
  • Engagement of volunteers, stakeholders, local officials, new donors

> Read more about how we evaluate our impact

> Read testimonials about the impact of our work

Transformation

Global Grassroots 2011 Portraits of Transformation

PORTRAITS OF TRANSFORMATION
Our interactive annual magazine

Explore stories of personal growth and social change, told through photography, writing, and video. Join us in celebrating our impact in 2011, and looking ahead to new growth and continued transformation in 2012.


Our Impact in 2011

>Download our 2011 Impact Assessment (.pdf)


Our Impact in 2010

Global Grassroots 2010 Annual Report












>Download our 2010 Annual Report (.pdf)


Our Impact in 2009

Global Grassroots 2009 Rwanda

Global Grassroots 2009 Rwanda



View our video highlighting Global Grassroots impact in 2009
by Global Grassroots

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