This toolkit includes a number of tools for Working Groups as they form, determine strategic direction, develop implementation plans, and identify measurement indicators. This toolkit includes a description of working group member responsibilities, an action planning template, and sample instructions for the development of indicators. 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.

This tool was updated in June 2015 with the additions Working Group Meeting Debrief Template, and Working Group Co-chairs Roles / Responsibilities and Planning Template and an updated Action Planning Template.

Tools for Working Groups

What Are Working Groups?

Working Groups are sub-groups reporting to the Steering Committee that help choose and implement strategies, engage community members, and track progress towards goals. Members are often relevant subject matter or community experts.

How to Use This Toolkit

The following resources are intended to serve as tools for Working Groups as they form, determine strategic direction, develop implementation plans, and identify measurement indicators.  The creation of these tools was informed by FSG’s experience working with a variety of organizations.  They 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.

What Tools Are Included

This toolkit includes the following resources:

  • Description of Working Group Member Responsibilities – to provide an overview of the role of Working Groups and the responsibilities of their members
     
  • Working Group Meeting Planning and Execution Steps – to be used by action planning working groups to guide meeting execution and identify roles/responsibilities
     
  • Working Group Meeting Agenda and Notes Template – to be used by action planning working groups for developing agendas, summarizing discussions, and assigning tasks after meetings
     
  • Working Group Meeting Debrief Template – to be used at the conclusion of each working group meeting to plan for the next meeting (new tool as of June 2015)
     
  • Working Group Co-chairs Roles / Responsibilities and Planning Template – a document that can help backbone staff discuss roles / responsibilities and a plan for working together on a monthly basis with their co to have well-planned and successfully executed working group meetings (new tool as of June 2015)
     
  • Action Planning Template – to be used by action planning working groups to help define the team, develop strategies, create action steps, and define a measurement plan (updated June 2015)
     
  • Sample Instructions for the Development of Indicators – to be used by the working group responsible for identifying indicators and/or key data points for shared measurement

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