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  • Doctoral Research Study on Collaboration - Please Participate and Share

    3 weeks 5 days ago

    Community Discussion|

    Greetings fellow Collective Impact members, I am in the final stage of my doctoral dissertation research, and I need your help! I am writing to ask for your assistance with my study to develop and validate an instrument that measures the public value and social impact created through cross-sector collaboration. I value your insight as a community stakeholder who may have partnered with other...

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  • Greetings from the UK

    1 month 3 days ago

    hello everyone, just wondering if there are any colleagues on here exploring collective impact in the UK? If so would you be happy to share details to explore how you have found collective impact in the UK context. i work across health and social care, statutory and voluntary/third sector organisations. many thanks

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  • How do you define mutually reinforcing activities

    1 month 3 days ago

    Hi all Given that mutually re-inforcing activities are a key component of Collective Impact I wonder if anyone has done any work to look at any commonalities in the case studies? I am also looking to test out the concept in health and social care here in the UK and also wanting to test the scale, spread and impact, however want to stert on the right footing by being clear on what a mutually re-...

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  • success examples

    3 months 1 week ago

    Hi everyone, Does anyone have a list of examples that shows success stories of collective impact initiatives? A one-pager with a list of collective impact cases that made a real differnece on the target population. I need to show significant numbers to potential partners that the model works :)

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

    3 months 2 weeks 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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Meet Collective Impact Practitioners

Chris Thompson
backbone organization, funder of initiatives
My mission is to help leaders strengthen their collaborative leadership skills so they can catalyze enduring, positive community change through cross-sector collaborations.

Ask me about:

Backbone Infrastructure, Common Agenda, Communication, Community Engagement, Continuous Communication, Evaluation, Governance, Leadership Development, Mutually Reinforcing Activities, Resource Development / Fundraising, Shared Measurement, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategic Planning

You can help me with:

Identifying examples of sustained positive change within workforce systems, job creation systems, and job access systems (infrastructure, growth patterns)