Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Understanding and Applying Collective Impact

This Slideshare shows how Collective Impact is defined in the Cincinnati area.

I think a key part in such strategies is the aggregation of information showing who the stakeholders are and expanding understanding of the problems a community faces, along with on-going efforts to connect different groups with each other so relationships of trust and information sharing are developed. It's on this foundation that a group can begin to generate shared understanding and common goals.

This takes time. And it takes significant funding.


Tutor Mentor Connections said...

This SSIR article regarding funder role in collective impact is worth reading. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/collective_impact_funder_heal_thyself#!

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

The Donors Forum of Chicago has released a report showing collective impact organizations in Illinois. The PDF is at http://www.donorsforum.org/s_donorsforum/bin.asp?CID=21857&DID=65305&DOC=FILE.PDF