Creating Effective Theories of Change & Stories that Influence
Quintana Roo, Mexico
As environmental professionals tackling ocean and fisheries sustainability challenges from different platforms, success with ambitious initiatives can hinge on devising an effective theory of change, but also on telling a compelling story to key audiences about the change we seek to create - whether decision makers, community leaders or stakeholders, funders, a wider public, or even key people within our respective organizations. So how can we more effectively design transformational theories of change with our individual and organizational initiatives? And further yet, how do we tell compelling stories to increase influence, build excitement, and win buy-in to the challenges that LAFF are tackling as alumni? The 2018 Fellows & Alumni Workshop brought together our Alumni Network with a goal of elevating individual and collective capacity for designing effective theories of change and leveraging the power of story to build influence. Working with transformation experts, our approach centered on creating prototypes around clusters of expertise represented within our network that have potential to advance impactful fisheries sustainability in Latin America.