Social Change Agency

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Women’s March Global is proud to partner with the Social Change Agency (SCA) in London, UK as we move our home and operations to be housed under SCA and to have it be the new home for this global movement. SCA is committed to building people-powered movements that change the world. They are experts in creating social impact and systemic change through communications, community organising, crowdfunding, and peer networks. Like Women’s March Global they value collaboration and co-creation, dynamism, and, most-importantly, whole-heartedness. Because of the synergy between our missions and values, we believe being housed in SCA will launch Women’s March Global into a new and stronger phase of its life as a powerful grassroots movement.

General

  • WMG is moving operations and home to be housed under The Social Change Agency in London, UK.
  • SCA is a registered B-Corporation in the UK and is committed to building people-powered movements that change the world. They are experts in creating social impact and systemic change through communications, community organising, crowdfunding, and peer networks. Additionally SCA are experts in nesting movements as they grow and help them to become more sustainable for the long term.

Why the Move?

  • WMG needs to be housed outside of the US to be closer to our communities and to be able to fundraise in the parts of the world we are most active.
  • WMG, as many organizations in the recent past, has struggled to fundraise. It’s current staff are all pro-bono and as a result, the capacity to run a 501c3 in the USA isn’t reasonable given the cost and requirements of the US 501c3 structure.
  • While WMG has made incredible strides towards global movement building and has had significant impact in our global women’s community, we need to understand and redefine our collective to be representative of the reality of our resources, infrastructure and chapter needs. SCA’s expertise and experience in movement building and organizational structures, they will help us develop this new strategy and put in place people that can help with the forward movement of the organisation.

How the SCA x WMG Collaboration will work?

  • SCA will be WMG’s fiscal sponsor and nesting organisation. This means they will help support the administrative side of running an organisation (financial management, supporting in grant writing and management, support in helping build new board, recruit and onboard a new Chair, and installing infrastructure to support board, budgeting).
    • SCA as all fiscal sponsors do and as WMG previous fiscal sponsors did will be paid for their service. They will not be making a profit on the work they do with WMG.

What will the Role of the Global Community of Chapters be?

  • Our volunteer team remains in place and that support and how we work with community doesn't change
  • WMG Chapters will continue to operate independently of WMG while also liaising with the interim committee to coordinate on community and global actions and the planning of the Jan 2021 march.
  • WMG Chapters will be the first notified for volunteer opportunities on the Interim Committee, board chair recruitment and the board of trustees recruitment.