Collective Impact occurs when a group of organisations, usually from different sectors, agrees to work together to solve a complex social problem. There’s a strong commitment to a common agenda, and systematic alignment of efforts.
Gathered here are links, publications and resources to assist groups in the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector with their Collective Impact.
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Collective Impact – where to start
- “Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work” Social Innovation Review 2012. Collective Impact explained, for those seeking to initiate and lead collaborative initiatives. Article, Webinar and video.
- “Needle-Moving Collective Impact Guide: Community Collaborative Life Stages” Bridgespan Group, undated. A practical aide to assist all stages of collaborative planning and development, including checklists, roll-out, course-correcting, and deciding next steps.
- “Catalysing systems change through collective impact” Philanthropy New Zealand 2013 conference by Emily Tow Jackson, USA. A concise overview of Collective Impact with notes for funders of Collective Impact practice
Getting to shared measurement
- ‘Blueprint for Shared Measurement’, Inspiring Impact (UK) A comprehensive and rounded resource for practitioners.
- ‘Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact’ FSG 2009 Shared measurement approaches and their development; diverse collective approaches and how they work. An analysis which will deepen technical understanding.
- Achieving “Collective Impact” with Results-Based Accountability™ 2011 (PDF 578KB), Deitre Epps, Results Leadership Group. Practical descriptions of how groups are meeting the five pre-conditions of Collective Impact by using an RBA framework. A handy overview linked to RBA.
- ‘Getting to Shared Measurements’, Community Research (New Zealand) webinar, 18th February 2014, with Liz Weaver of Tamarack Institute and Maureen Gillon of Shine Collective, Porirua, New Zealand.
- Building a Performance Measurement System, Root Cause A five-step process to help organisations to develop a performance measurement system.
- Performance Management in Complex, Place-Based Work, Aspen Institute. What performance management entails, why it is useful and how to do it well, particularly in complex place-based contexts.
- Measuring Community Capacity Building – a Workbook in Progress, Aspen Institute. A practical workbook for diverse community partners to collectively set their goals.
Places to find out more
- Collective Impact Australia has resources and conferences.
- Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement, Canada. Collective Impact webinar, and other resources
- Foundation for Social Good (FSG). Collective Impact Knowledge Items, and Collective Impact Blog and Eight successful Collective Impact initiatives.
- Shared Measurement: A Catalyst to Drive Collective Learning and Action, Patricia Bowie. How the Magnolia Place community in LA selected its measures.
- “Progressing Collective Impact in New Zealand” by Megan Thomas, 17 September 2013. Open for comment
Thanks to our partners
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