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  • Can the creation of a fund to manage a World Heritage Site, be considered Collective Impact?

    1 week 5 days ago

    Hi! This is my firt time posting : ). Greetings from Mexico! I am seeking advice, I am a consultant for an initiative in Costa Rica which aims to create  a funding mechanism (Fund) to support effective protected natural area management and supporting indigenous peoples living in Protected Area buffer zones. Those promoting the initiative are the government entity responsible for managing the...

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  • Communications Technology

    1 month 2 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|Homelessness

    Hi all, I'm writing to see if you have come across any updated resources out there for collaborative technologies that can empower backbones? thanks for your recommendations, Louis

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  • Social Media and Parent/Community engagement during COVID

    9 months 4 days ago

    Community Discussion|

    The organization that I work for is the Backbone for our area's Collective Impact Initiative, and I am the Director of the Initiative. The Backbone organization has a social media presence and will posts things for the Initiative on that page. I am looking for ways to engage and connect with parents and community members during the pandemic; the easiest way is social media. I feel that the...

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  • Backbone infrastructure - positions

    9 months 4 weeks ago

    I'm with the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership and we've been engaging in collective impact work for awhile and we're now working on building out our infrastructure. I'm curious to learn from other backbones about the job positions that you have in place to support the backbone work. I'm the only full time staff for my agency, so I'm curious if this is common, or if there are other positions...

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  • Collective Impact Coaching Support and Other Resources

    9 months 4 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|

    Drawing from our field-wide consulting, knowledge, and experience, the Collective Impact Forum – along with partners at the Aspen Institute and FSG – offers tailored coaching services to help you navigate specific challenges such as scoping a common agenda, centering anti-racism, sustaining momentum, and authentically engaging the community. We provide customized workshops, recurring coaching...

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Kerry Graham
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Kerry has worked in social change for over 20 years. She has held executive roles within national nonprofit organisations (Inspire Foundation CEO; Good Beginnings Australia, COO); and advised governments on social policy (Australian Social Inclusion Board, NSW Treasurer’s Advisory Body). She holds qualifications in public policy, law, social work and community management. Kerry currently... Read more

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