Our Theory of Change
We believe everyone is capable of affecting change. And because SA2020 transparently reports on San Antonio’s progress towards our shared goals, the entire community is able to see where we are making strides and where we are falling short, ultimately always able to advocate for and lead change.
In order to affect change, San Antonio must take collective responsibility for advancing community results. This responsibility is embodied in the SA2020 Community Vision. So, SA2020 works in partnership with multi-sector organizations to intentionally redesign the way our system—made up of the public, private, and social sectors—works.
With more than 140 nonprofit, foundation, public, and corporate partners, SA2020 leads a growing coalition of institutions committed to organizational change. Understanding that the sustainability of systems-change relies on organizational change, we support our Partners in driving equitable outcomes. Further, in recognizing that racial disparities across all indicators are deep and pervasive, our organizational capacity-building support “leads with race.” This targeted approach offers the focus and specificity necessary for moving the needle incrementally on community-level indicators, while creating organizational processes to address inequities in all forms.
When Partners strengthen and better communicate their impact, SA2020 is able to coordinate their efforts, even across sectors. This coordination is essential because Community Results cannot be achieved by one organization working alone.
By coordinating the work of our Partners and tracking progress towards shared goals, SA2020 is uniquely positioned to see the current landscape of work and identify what interrelated actions sustained over time could produce whole systems-change. We, therefore, also identify and convene partners around complex community challenges, fostering collaboration and further strengthening a continuum of services.
We call this intentional, concurrent, dynamic, and interrelated work the SA2020 Ecosystem.