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Social Transformation Project

Waianae, HI
Joined in November 2013

About Us

Social Transformation Project (STP) supports progressive network and organization leaders to respond strategically to rapidly changing and complex environments and facilitates the development of new collaborative network infrastructure and strategic capacities through shared communities of practice, cross-state/network working groups, and other innovative collaborations.

The organization provides a new kind of embedded infrastructure and innovation hub within existing and emerging grassroots networks, helping to staff them and becoming a rapid-response, strategic ally in their day-to-day development towards long-term transformational goals. STP’s scaffolding for emerging networks and power-building organizations, and our experimentation lab, is helping networks and organizations lift off, reduce the cost of organizing, and learn new ways to collaborate and innovate.

To get to where we are now, STP has relied on self-directed teams, lean startup/ experimentation methodology, intersectional feminism and a deep equity lens, and an embodied practice that movements are crystallized at a very small scale and in small transformational steps that set new patterns of growth and emergence, and thus new opportunities for larger-scale social transformation.   

Our network infrastructure and practice are supporting a fast-growing number of state and national organizations to develop shared analysis, hone long term strategies, align around opportunities to build power, and experiment towards breakthroughs for the field.

We believe that:

  • The most critical and strategic place to build power is local -- in and across states.
  • Leadership should come predominantly from women, queer and trans folks, and people of color on the ground in their local communities.
  • Local organizations need to be funded directly and supported to build their capacity and infrastructure.
  • Progressive movement infrastructure and culture must be transformed in order for what we believe to be possible.

Our organization tests, practices and shares new approaches to leadership, collaboration, strategy, and experimentation. Modeling and facilitating culture change is key to how we work.

We strive to create a healthy high performance work culture by:

  • Bringing our whole selves to our work.
  • Building trusted relationships.
  • Embodying a culture of deep equity.
  • Setting stretch goals and achieving them.
  • Cultivating radical hope and joy.
  • Setting clear expectations.
  • Having effective accountability mechanisms.
  • Communicating clearly and proactively.
  • Working transparently.

Social Transformation Project (STP) supports progressive network and organization leaders to respond strategically to rapidly changing and complex environments and facilitates the development of new collaborative network…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development

Location & Contact

Current listings by Social Transformation Project

JobsLocationDate Posted
Northstar Network Consultant (Remote)Los Angeles, CAFebruary 16, 2021

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