Movements as Outcomes
Social Justice work is complex. Our grantees aim to fundamentally transform how power is distributed in our society. In the Social Movement Development Model, the transformation areas are meant to help categorize important components and outcomes within a continuum of social change work. This model categorizes those outcomes into four types (or "domains") social transformation.
We use the word, “transformation,” because most Crossroads Fund grantees are not trying to gain more power for themselves while structures and conditions remain unjust. We know that social movements do not occur in isolation. The Social Movement Development Model- Evaluation Tool is designed to help organizers and those fighting for systems change to assess their work and impact when there is not an obvious major policy change or campaign victory.