Conceptualizing power

Whether or not we are conscious of it, even our mundane behaviors and actions are greatly influenced by systems of power. How do we define power? What does it look like in action? What seen and unseen power dynamics affect our daily lives?


Owning Power in the Social Sector

Discover how cultural discomfort from the use of power can undermine social sector organizations’ performance and impact.

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

To Equalize Power Among Us

This guiding document may help equalize relations and create a context that embraces diversity.

Tools for Change

Training on Power

Facilitation guide for a training on oppression, power, and justice.

Bates College

Frameworks for Building Power Together

Work toward replacing the organizational hierarchal structure with a method to build and use power together within a network or coalition.

Bending the Arc Strategies


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