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  • Collective Impact for the environment

    2 weeks 6 days ago

    Community Discussion|Environment

    Collective impact has a huge body of research and examples focussed on social outcomes.  Is anyone aware of, or interested in how to apply collective impact to enviornmental challenges, where socio-economic benefits are also considered and factored in? I have a particualr interest in how to shift to a more holistic approach in designing solutions that move away from compartmentalising social,...

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  • Job Description for Backbone Board Members?

    4 weeks 16 hours ago

    Community Discussion|

    Organizations/entities that perform backbone functions are different from traditional non-profits and that means their boards/executive committees need to behave differently. Has any backbone developed a job description or an "expectations" document that can help board members better understand the roles and responsibilities they will be expected to perform/play? I appreciate any insight or...

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  • Building a Culture of Collaboration - Collective Impact Summit 2017

    1 month 6 days ago

    Community Discussion|Community Development

    More than ever, we need spaces where diverse perspectives can unite, engage in productive dialogue, and collectively act to solve the complex social issues we face. It is time to offer a more compelling story. A story that challenges the conventional approaches, pushes beyond deep divisions, and doesn't accept fractured communities as the cultural norm. It is time for a story that brings people...

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  • Systems change and Collective Impact are not synonymous (rather Collective Impact is an approach/framework)

    1 month 2 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|Other

    Hi All I have been a part of this forum for several years now, but haven't been active on the forum at all. I was doing some digging around at some of the recent postings.  I came across this upcoming FSG training entitled "Moving from Vision to Implementation: Strategies for Systems Change in Collective Impact" and it raised a ponder I have long had about Collective Impact. To me, Collective...

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  • Teen Pregnancy Shared Measurement

    1 month 4 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|Education and Youth

    Have others developed shared measurements for teen pregnancy prevention initiatives? Our main measure is teen birth rate, which is reported by our state Department of Health (DOH) but only available every two years, and the data is always two years behind the current year.  We do not have a county or city level DOH. We have a modest budget, so we would like to explore possible measures that may...

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