Powerful Moments of Change
Creating our next Strategic Plan
2018 marks an important moment of change for FRIDA when we are beginning the process of writing a new Strategic Plan. Since inception, FRIDA has seen rapid and sustained growth in budget, staffing, grantee community and more. The strategic planning process allows us to pause, reflect on what we've achieved so far (and what we haven't), look at changing contexts, and commit to a beautiful co-creation process to determine FRIDA’s Future.
Through a comprehensive and detailed global community engagement, we seek to answer the following major questions:
● Impact: What impact does FRIDAs funding approach have on young feminist groups?
● Role: What is the role of a fund? even an amazing one like FRIDA!
● Assessments: Where we are now? What we want to improve?
● Goal setting: What do we want to achieve as a team and as a Young Feminist Fund? How much does FRIDA need / want to grow as an organization?
The Strategic Planning process is being steered by a Change Team consisting of representatives of our staff, Board, Advisory Committee, and Grantee Partners.
Staying true to our participatory values, we have designed a co-creation process that draws on the perspectives and voices of young feminist organizers and their allies to determine the future direction of the world’s first and only young feminist fund. The Change Team will guide us through the different phases of collecting and analyzing perspectives and information to set our next course.
WHO's IN THE CHANGE TEAM?
From Top Left to Bottom Right:
1. Otibho Obianwu, member of Women’s Health and Equal Rights Initiative (WHER), FRIDA grantee partner in Nigeria
2. Khensany Charllot, FRIDA girl advisor
3. Ekaterine Gejadze, FRIDA part-time consultant staff
4. María Díaz Ezquerro, FRIDA staff member
5. Devi Leiper O’Malley, FRIDA Co-Executive Director
6. Sulique Waqa, FRIDA Board Member
7. Deniz Nihan Aktan, member of Atletik Dildoa, FRIDA grantee partner in Turkey
8.Majandra Rodriguez Acha, FRIDA Board member
9. Deepa Ranganathan, FRIDA staff member
10. Nany Guerrerx, member of Las Hijas Del Rap, FRIDA grantee partner in Mexico
11. Ruby Johnson, FRIDA Co-Executive Director
12. Nadia Elboubkri, FRIDA staff member
The Strategic Planning Process is being guided by an independent consultant, Ingrid Benedict. We also have Roseline Kamdem Magne, our Transformation Support Consultant, providing logistical and administrative support throughout the process.
Currently, this team is made up of several Working Groups focused on a variety of data collection:
◘ Surveys and Interviews;
◘ Research and Mapping.
Other members of FRIDA’s community are getting involved in each of these Working Groups different ways and we’re grateful for their contribution.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Through comprehensive and detailed global community engagement, we seek to answer some key questions about where FRIDA is and where it needs to go in the coming years. YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!
We want to know from you and learn your visions and perspectives for and about FRIDA. We have created this Community Survey to reach each one of you, and make this strategic planning moment a participatory moment for us all.
Do you want to participate during this historic moment at FRIDA? You can take the survey in any of the following 7 languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic.
This survey will be open until Nov 9, 2018.
This Strategic Planning process is part of a larger Organizational Transformation Process to ensure we remain relevant and responsive to the needs of young feminist organizers. In addition to the Strategic Plan, we are also embarking on a Leadership Transition process that will take place over the next twelve months. Read more about this Transformation process here in a letter from the Co-Executive Directors.