As we close out the year, we want to share our gratitude with you—our community members—for your continued support and engagement of the Forum’s programs and resources.
Supporting the long-term work of collective impact and helping you reach your goals is part of our North Star, and we feel deep gratitude for every step of the journey with you.
We also appreciate the many of you listening to our ongoing Collective Impact Forum podcast, where we share stories, experiences, and resources from across the collective impact field. Since its launch in 2020, we have reached almost 50,000 downloads, and can’t wait to share more episodes and stories of impact with you next year.
As a look back from this year, please find below the top 5 episodes that community members listened to the most. There’s a bounty of experiences shared within, and we were honored for the chance to talk with folk and learn more about their work.
We look forward to learning more with You in 2023!
The Collective Impact Forum team
Top 5 Episodes of 2023
Dive into this year’s top 5 podcast episodes below. Full transcripts for each episode are also available on each page.
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1. Avoiding the 10 Dangers to Collective Impact
With Forum senior advisor Paul Schmitz, we dive into the “10 Dangers,” specific practices that can arise during collaborative work that can stall progress, break trust, and in general make things tough to move forward.
2. Core Principles to Support Anti-Racism in Collective Impact
With Forum senior advisor Junious Williams, we hear from Erika Bernabei and Theo Miller (Equity & Results) who share what they’ve learned supporting organizations who want to embed anti-racism practices in their collective impact work.
3. Building Community Authority in Place-Based Collaboration
What is “community authority,” and what are ways to authentically build it within place-based collaborative work? We learn how one group in Northeast Oklahoma City changed course and reset their collective work to better partner with community members and embed community authority as a part of the collaborative process.
4. Embracing Collective Impact at United Way
Four leaders of United Ways across the United States—United Way Worldwide, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, United Way of Greater St. Louis, and United Way of Salt Lake—discuss shifting their roles from funders to true partners in collective impact efforts.
5. The Power of Parent Engagement
We learn about the parent engagement work of Child Safety Forward in Hartford, CT, and explore the ways parents can be powerful advocates in supporting the well-being of children and families in their community.
Interested in hearing more?
To find more episodes form this past year and beyond, visit our resource library or look for “Collective Impact Forum” on your preferred podcast app.