This toolkit includes a number of tools for the formation of a Steering Committee. This toolkit includes a guide for identifying steering committee members, descriptions of steering committee member responsibilities, a steering committee governance agreement, sample steering committee meeting agendas, and discussion guides. The tools have been generalized to be applicable across contexts; however, because no two collective impact efforts are the same, these resources should be considered a starting place to be tailored to the unique circumstances of each initiative.

Tools for Steering Committees

What Is a Steering Committee?

The Steering Committee is a group comprised of cross-sector community partners representative of the relevant ecosystem that provides strategic direction for the Collective Impact initiative and champions its work. Alternative terms for this group include Advisory Group, Advisory Council, and Leadership Table.

How to Use This Toolkit

The following resources are intended to serve as tools for the formation of a Steering Committee. Their development was informed by FSG’s experience working with a variety of organizations. The tools have been generalized to be applicable across contexts; however, because no two collective impact efforts are the same, these resources should be considered a starting place to be tailored to the unique circumstances of each initiative.

2 Comments

Jill Whelan

backbone organization

I'm trying to visualise an organisational chart of CI.

It seems that the Backbone organisation runs alongside the steering committee and working groups, but it also seems that the roles and responsibilities of the steering committee significantly overlap with the backbone organisation. I would really appreciate clarification.

kind regards

jill

Submitted by Jill Whelan on Thu, 2016-01-14 22:19

Ben Stafford

funder of initiatives

This has been my same question as of late.

Have you found any resources to help you sort through this?

Submitted by Ben Stafford on Wed, 2017-04-12 11:11