Entries by Sabine Schoenbach

Measuring Narrative Change: Understanding Progress and Navigating Complexity

In 2021, ORS Impact released a second iteration of their 2019 Measuring Narrative Change 1.0 report to dive more deeply into narrative change concepts and what these mean for measurement and evaluation. With practical insights and guiding questions for practitioners, funders, and others interested in measuring narrative change – the guide provides a common language […]

How We Achieve a Multiracial Democracy

America needs a new story—one that is honest and inspiring, and that doesn’t shy away from its racial history—to guide us toward realizing a thriving multiracial democracy. Angela Glover Blackwell dives into the elements of this new story in the Spring 2023 issue of SSIR, highlighting a framework around race and racism that allows us […]

We Make the Future: Fund Our Future

In collaboration with the State Revenue Alliance, We Make the Future shares digital toolkits, research findings, messaging implementation, and more on revenue and making the case for well-funded public systems. Our shared vision for overcoming and recovering from the pandemic centers interventions that make life better for families. Our partners desire to build a world […]

Belonging, Community, and Impact: What it Means to Build a Political Home

Sojourn Strategies‘ new report follows up on a key finding from the organization’s previous research on frameworks that connect with, engage, and inspire Black voters toward higher levels of civic engagement: A majority (59%) of young Black people surveyed believed that Black people need a political home. This follow-up research and report explore the concept […]

Economic Security Project: A Storytelling Guide for Guaranteed Income Advocates

A thoughtful new resource from The Economic Security Project –  Building Economic Power Through Story: A Storytelling Guide for Guaranteed Income Advocates  – prepared for the Guaranteed Income Community of Practice, is designed to facilitate a storytelling culture among guaranteed income advocates, incorporate stories into the work, and support recipients as leaders and advocates of […]

Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes

Findings from a nationally represented survey conducted in December 2022 by Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication illustrate American’s attitudes and beliefs on global warming. Findings include: Americans who think global warming is happening outnumber those who think it is not happening by a ratio […]

PolicyLink: Housing Justice Narrative Toolkit

PolicyLink – along with grassroots partners and housing advocates – has released a Housing Justice Narrative Toolkit “rooted in the understanding that we already know the policy solutions, we just need a different way to intensify the narratives that support these policies – a clear, compelling housing justice narrative.” The toolkit provides ways to intensify […]

The Florida Timeline

Check out the Florida Timeline, a resource mapping state historical policy decisions in Tax Policy and Criminal (In)justice. From Florida’s earliest days, policymakers designed policies that targeted Floridians with the least legal and economic power – often Black Floridians. The timeline allows us to learn about and reckon with our past as we look to […]

Policy Matters Ohio: Best practice framing, all in one tweet

So much best practice framing going on in this tweet: Giving lawmakers agency…not a vague “our tax code is riddled with breaks”…no, someone put them there so they can be taken out; Connects to a vision for how fixing this would make life in Ohio better; Practical language for economic insecurity…”make ends meet”, not “reduce […]

Join us for a conversation with Angela Peoples and Connie Razza

  Thursday, December 15th I 3-4:15pm EST REGISTER TODAY!   Imagine a future in which American identity is untethered from white supremacy — neither white supremacist nor centered around resisting white supremacy. Without forgetting the lessons of our past, this American identity would create space for a fundamental reconstitution of the story of America to […]