Collective Impact Convening 2015 Videos Now Online

Posted 5 years ago at 3:39 am

Hello, Everyone! We're excited to share videos from the 2015 Collective Impact Convening that was held in New Orleans on May 4-6, 2015. The videos can be found in the Forum's resource library, and links to them are also below.


System Leadership and Collective Impact

How System Leadership Applies to Collective Impact Pt. 1 - Remarks by John Kania

How System Leadership Applies to Collective Impact Pt. 2 - Panel Discussion with Stacy Holland (The Lenfest Foundation), John Kania (FSG) and Paul Schmitz (Collective Impact Forum)

As more funders invest in collective impact, is it critical for funders to develop new types of leadership skills for themselves and for their grantees. When addressing complex social issues, funders can play an important role as system leaders in helping grantees and partners understand the greater system of which they are a part. Effective system leaders also build a culture of collaboration and foster a different, deeper type of dialogue that leads to greater clarity and innovation. In addition, system leaders play an important role in shifting the focus from reactive problem solving to co-creating the future. In this interactive plenary session, attendees will learn how system leadership applies to collective impact, and will discuss with their funder peers what the implications are for engaging in collective impact.


Navigating the Funder/Backbone Relationship

Navigating the Funder/Backbone Relationship - Panel discussion with Amy Barad (The Cowen Institute at Tulane University,) Stephanie Byrd (United Way Success by 6), Jennifer Roberts (Baptist Community Ministries), Shiloh Turner (Greater Cincinnati Foundation), and Doug Wood (Ford Foundation)

Funders play many roles in collective impact initiatives. To be true to the nature of collective impact, funders often need to go beyond their role as grantmakers to also serve as co-creators and partners with those in the collaborative. While this type of holistic engagement presents new opportunities, it also has the potential to create tensions regarding responsibilities and power dynamics. How do these tensions specifically play out in the relationship between the funder and backbone leaders? During this session, participants will hear from funder/backbone duos about how they work together effectively and how they navigate various roles depending on the conversation and situation. All attendees will also be asked to reflect on their role as a funder and/or backbone leader.


Equity Matters in Collective Impact

Equity Matters in Collective Impact pt. 1 - Keynote Address by Angela Glover Blackwell

Equity Matters in Collective Impact pt. 2 - Panel Discussion with William Buster (W.K. Kellogg Foundation), Ashleigh Gardere (Office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu), Angela Glover Blackwell (PolicyLink), and Steve Patrick (Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions)

Equity is a critical lens to bring to any collective impact initiative, regardless of the social issue. What are the greatest challenges and opportunities with bringing an equity framework to collective impact? How should funders, backbone leaders, and other community leaders approach equity and collective impact? How does equity relate to developing a common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support? Attendees will engage with featured speakers and with their peers on these questions and more.


We would look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments on these discussions. Please feel free to share in the comments!

Videos available from the May 2014 Funders Convening

Posted 6 years ago at 3:39 am

Videos from the May 2014 convening Catalyzing Large Scale Change: The Funder's Role in Collective Impact are now available for viewing on the Collective Impact Forum, including presentations on leadership, community engagement, and sustaining the collective impact movement.

Whether you attended the event in May 2014 or are interested in these topics, we welcome you to view these videos and continue the discussion of how funders can help catalyze collective impact efforts and serve as a partner for social change.

Convening Videos

Leading for Results with Patrick McCarthy

What does it take to get government, nonprofit, and community agencies to work together effectively on behalf of communities? What skills do leaders need to move this work forward?

Patrick McCarthy (Annie E. Casey Foundation) talks about the type of leadership funders can embrace working in this approach and how the skills used are beneficial to collective impact. Watch now.

Leading for Results Panel Discussion

Ben Hecht (Living Cities), Patrick McCarthy (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Stacey Stewart (United Way Worldwide) and Junious Williams (Urban Strategies Council) discuss the mindset shifts that need to happen when working with the collective impact approach. Moderated by Fay Hanleybrown (FSG). Watch now.

Embracing Emergence and Collective Impact with John Kania

John Kania (FSG) discusses how funders can take advantage of emergent strategy to better support and lead collective impact efforts. Watch now.

Embracing Emergence Panel Discussion

Karen Pittman (Forum for Youth Investment) and Sterling Speirn (Poverty Interrupted) join John Kania to further explore how funders can approach emergent strategy when engaging in collective impact efforts. Watch now.

Putting Community in Collective Impact with Rich Harwood

Rich Harwood (The Harwood Institute) leads a conversation about engaging communities in collective impact efforts, the importance of civic culture, and how funders can work within civic culture to achieve success for their collective impact initiatives. Watch now.

Sustaining the Movement: Promoting Quality Collective Impact

Jeff Edmondson (StriveTogether) and Ana Tilton (Grantmakers for Education) lead a discussion with Ryan Chao (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Wynn Rosser (Greater Texas Foundation) and Doug Wood (Ford Foundation) on how collective impact work is distinguished from traditional collaborations, and what emerging standards of practice are being developed in the field. Watch now