Producing Knowledge to Empower Israel’s Social Change Movement
In addition to consulting to social organizations, running courses for social activists and spearheading projects, Shatil also issues publications in areas of particular pertinence to those working to make Israel a more just society. We bring in our own social-change oriented angle to issues, concepts and theories prevalent in the public debate.
In the past month, two valuable new booklets have seen the light of day:
Strategic Thinking for Social Change introduces basic principles and shares insights from Shatil’s capacity-building work. Designed for nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers, the booklet was written by Dr. Nancy Strichman along with a range of Shatil organizational consultants and diverse nonprofit practitioners. It serves as a tool that assists organizations to set priorities and make difficult decisions while operating with limited resources. It thus enables civil-society agents to take advantage of opportunities and more better respond to challenges that inevitably arise along the way.
Local Sustainable Economic Development: Strategy for Social Change is the product of a joint two-year exploration of social-justice organizations, environmental activists and other residents of the Negev, including men and women, Jews and Arabs. The intensive discussions, study tours and consultations were geared at producing an alternative to prevailing notions of economic development. The booklet therefore is an innovative, unique and timely contribution to the growing public debate about social justice in Israel.