The Pipeline Project's Theory of Change

The Pipeline Project has adapted Lippitt's Phases of Change Theory as a guide to creating and executing this program. This theory of change involves a seven-step process that can be characterized in-brief as:

  1. Diagnosing the problem(s) to be addressed
  2. Assessing motivation and capacity for change.
  3. Assessing the resources and motivation of the change agent.
  4. Choosing progressive change objects.
  5. Intentional selection and establishing clear roles understood by all parties to help create the role of the change agents should be selected and clearly understood and agreed upon by all participants.
  6. Change maintenance.
  7. Gradual termination by the change agent from the helping relationship.

Our Methodology's Application in Major Programs

Organizational Preparation for and Management of Diversity & Inclusion

To facilitate the ability and improvement of LGBT organizations to retain and advance people of color, thepipelineproject developed a two-day curriculum in the style of strategic planning to assist managers, Executive Directors and Boards in understanding the historical and contextual reasons their organizations have had difficulty attracting and retaining people of color staff and Board members. Read more »

People of Color Advancement within LGBT Organizations

At the same time that The Pipeline Project provides support to key organizational staff and Board members, parallel support in the form of coaching, mentorship, networking and comprehensive programming to people of color working within the LGBT Movement is provided. Currently, the keystone program provided by thepipelineproject in this area is the 21st Century Fellows Program. Read more »