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Theory of Change Workshop with Alix Dunn and Tanya O'Carroll

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Best practices for entrepreneurs and project leads across the sectors include coaching on visioning statements; missions/strategies/goals; and especially in the non-profit sector, on “theories of change.” But what is a “theory of change” specific to your project and how to go about articulating one? Join a session with expert facilitators that offers scaffolding for how to approach building strategic visioning around a theory of change and the benefits of doing so. Open to CS&S grantees and affiliates.


Alix Dunn is the founder of Computer Says Maybe, a firm building the facilitation capability of sociotechnical teams around the world. She has extensive experience facilitating diverse groups to tackle complex data and technology challenges, and to advance a shared understanding of how technology can and should shape our world. She founded and directed The Engine Room, a global non-profit that supports social sector organisations to make the most of technology and data. She is a program committee member of the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors, and she sits on the advisory boards of Foxglove Legal, Luminate, the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court, and she is a trustee of the Ada Lovelace Institute for AI & Society. She has a BA from Colorado College, an MPhil in Media Studies from the University of Oslo and is a former fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Digital Impact Lab at the Stanford Philanthropy and Civil Society Center. She produces a fortnightly newsletter on technology, moral imagination.

Tanya O’Carroll is a leader, advisor and strategist for social change. She supports organizations to develop ambitious multi-disciplinary strategies to advance social justice. Her background and expertise is in the field of technology and human rights and straddles investigations, communications, advocacy and policy. Most recently, she co-founded People Vs Big Tech, a movement campaign bringing together more than 100 civil society organizations to mobilize and advocate for a strong Digital Services Act in Europe. Until 2021, she was Research, Advocacy and Policy Director at Amnesty International, where she co-founded and directed Amnesty Tech -- making technology and human rights a flagship priority for the organization and setting strategy for its more than 70 national entities. She sits on the Board of Directors of corporate campaigning organization SumofUs.

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Theory of Change Workshop with Alix Dunn and Tanya O'Carroll

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