Mosaic of change
Getting genuine, effective policy change requires a mix of approaches and outcomes. Different skills, actions and opportunities come together in an overall ‘mosaic’ of change. Sometimes change happens through just a few different tactics; sometimes it takes many. However in our experience very few funded projects are working alone on an issue; they usually are contributors to change rather than sole agents.
Those active in the voluntary sector should consider: the change you want to achieve; which part of the issue you hope to impact upon; and how you will learn from and interact with the others operating on the same social issue.
In other words, which part of the mosaic are you working on and who else is working on the picture so that it will come together and result in the policy change you want to see?