One Family Foundation is a small family foundation which began its operations in the summer of 2018. Our open door policy and collaborative working methods have quickly led to high network individuals and social entrepreneurs joining forces with us to create a network enhancing and growing impact across all regions of the globe. One Family Foundation focuses on incubating and scaling projects based on the principles of Collaborative Systems Change and Social Franchising.
The founder of One Family Foundation, Jeroo Billimoria, has been working with Collaborative Systems Change and Social Franchising for more than 25 years and has founded several organisations that have devoted themselves to these two concepts. Read more about them below.
Collaborative Systems Change
Collaborative Systems Change is an approach to transparently mobilise a diverse set of actors in order to collectively imagine and create positive, systemic change. This change can occur in existing systems, or it can be used to create new, more inclusive systems where they do not exist otherwise.
Collaborative Systems Change seeks to counteract the dominant paradigm for development, which focuses on top-down solutions implemented through hierarchical institutions. Rather, collaborative systems change recognises that there is no one big answer to complex problems, but instead a plethora of smaller efforts working in harmony that culminate the widespread adoption of new ways of thinking and doing. Collaborative Systems Change organisations are "honest brokers" who build networks of invested players that, with integrity, move forward a common agenda to tackle persistent, large-scale social problems.
Below are the five tactics for Collaborative Systems change.
The concept of collaborative systems change is derived from the experience of Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), an organisation that concluded its role in December 2019 after succeeding to ensure full economic citizenship for children and youth in 175 countries, reaching more than 40 million children and youth and collaborating with 63 000 organisations.
Please read their case study on systems change.