Getting Started in Collective Impact 3-part webinar series now free to view online

Posted 5 years ago at 3:53 am

Hello, Forum members! We're excited to share with you that all three video recordings from this fall's Getting Started in Collective Impact webinar series are now all in the Forum's video library and can be viewed by anyone. We were super delighted with all the participants who joined us for this webinar series (Over 600 people!) And really appreciated all the great questions everyone asked during each session.

Watch each full webinar at the links below, and if you have ideas of topics you would like to see in future webinars, please let us know!

Watch the Getting Started Series:

Upcoming Learning Opportunities - Fall 2015

Posted 5 years ago at 3:53 am

Whether it's in-person or online, there are a number of webinars, workshops, and learning opportunities coming up this autumn. We're happy to share a few of these opportunities below, and you can find even more in the Events section of the Collective Impact Forum online community. 


Creating Local Dedicated Funds for Children and Youth

Sept. 11, 2015

Co-hosted by the Forum for Youth Investment, join this free webinar to learn more about a new movement to organize locally to address the funding crisis in children and youth services.

Learn more and register

Economic Security: Towards an Inclusive Movement for Healthy, Vibrant Communities

Sept. 23, 2015

In the face of widespread inequality, economic security is picking up steam as an inclusive, comprehensive poverty reduction practice. But what is at the core of this concept, and what does it contribute to the poverty reduction movement? Join the Tamarack Institute for this free webinar to explore the ins and outs of economic security.

Learn more and register

Getting Started with Collective Impact: Webinar Series

Oct. 6, Oct. 20, and Nov. 3, 2015

The Collective Impact Forum and FSG invite you to participate in a webinar series this October and November to help you determine if collective impact is the right approach for you, learn how to get started building your initiative, and learn how to create a common agenda.

Attend the individual webinars, or register for the entire three-part series for a discount. Recordings and supplements will be made available following each event.

Learn more and register



A Big Picture Approach - Achieving Collective Impact: How Partnerships Change Community Outcomes

Washington, DC, Dec. 1 - 3, 2015

Achieving collective impact requires all partners to clearly understand collaborative work and how partnerships improve conditions in communities.

Join us for this three-day institute that will provide an overview of five key steps in collaborative work and how these steps put partnerships on a clear path to improving lives. This workshop is a "hands-on lab" during which participants will apply the five steps and tools to specific goals in their communities.

Space is limited. In order to provide a unique and in-depth learning experience, this workshop is limited to less than 50 participants. Participants are encouraged to send community teams representing multiple partnership members. Register soon to reserve your spot at this workshop, which is hosted by the Forum for Youth Investment in partnership with the Collective Impact Forum.

Learn more and register


The Art of Participatory Leadership

Sept. 17 - 19, 2015 - Tacoma, WA

Is this a Better Place? The Art and Science of Place-Based Evaluation

Oct. 5 - 6, 2015 - San Diego, CA

National Cradle to Career Network Convening

Oct. 7 - 9, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN

Equity Summit 2015

Oct. 27 - 29, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA

Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes

Oct. 27 - 29, 2015 - Montreal, QC

The Collaboration Conference

Nov. 16 - 17, 2015 - Houston, TX

Have an event to share with Forum members?

We invite you to add your collective impact event to the event calendar!


Unable to attend an upcoming learning event? The Forum's library hosts more than 200 resources, including event videos and webinar presentations.

Watch: How System Leadership Applies to Collective Impact Panel Discussion

From the 2015 Collective Impact Convening in New Orleans, Stacy Holland (The Lenfest Foundation), John Kania (FSG), and Paul Schmitz (Collective Impact Forum) discuss how system leadership applies to collective impact, and how effective system leaders can build a culture of collaboration.

Watch now

Now on the Forum! Collective Impact webinars

Posted 5 years ago at 3:53 am

Hello, Forum members! We're excited to share the news that the three-part webinar series the CI Forum held from October 2014 - January 2015 is now viewable on the Forum, with each webinar as a video that can be streamed.

Below are the links to each webinar video. We hope you find these webinars valuable for your work.

Communities Defining Quality Collective Impact

Featured Panelists:

  • Jeff Edmondson, Managing Director, StriveTogether
  • Ben Hecht, President and CEO, Living Cities
  • Dan Ryan, CEO, All Hands Raised
  • Jim Shelton, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • Todd Williams, founding Chairman and Executive Director, The Commit! Partnership

Too Much Collective, Too Little Impact: Aligning Multiple Initiatives in One Community

Featured Panelists:

  • Merita Irby, co-founder and chief operating officer, the Forum for Youth Investment
  • Polly Lusk Page, executive director, Northern Kentucky Education Council
  • Karen Pittman, president and CEO, the Forum for Youth Investment
  • Marianne Schmidt Hurtt, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, PNC Bank
  • Mark Stewart, President, United Way of Bartholomew County

It’s About the Community: Why Community Engagement and Process Matter in Collective Impact

Featured Panelists:

  • Richard Harwood, Founder and President, The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation
  • Albert Maldonado, Program Manager, The California Endowment
  • Stacey Stewart, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide
  • Martin Zanghi, Director of Youth and Community Engagement, University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service
  • Sheri Brady, Senior Associate for Strategic Partnerships, the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions (Moderator)

Collective Impact Webinars Now Free To View

Posted 6 years ago at 3:53 am

Hello, Forum members! Just wanted to spread the news that three of our earlier Forum webinars are now free to view.

Communities Defining Quality Collective Impact

Too Much Collective, Too Little Impact: Aligning Multiple Initiatives in One Community

It’s About the Community: Why Community Engagement and Process Matter in Collective Impact

To view: You will still have to register with the webinar service KRM, but they are now free to register for. Just follow the links at the bottom of each page to KRM to register and access the webinars.

Webinar ideas? And if you have topics for future webinars that you would like to see, please let us know!

Upcoming Webinars and Events on Collective Impact

Posted 6 years ago at 3:53 am

There are some neat learning opportunities coming up related to collective impact, both virtual and also in-person.

August 8, 2014: Why Collective Impact and Why Now? – Tamarack Institute (Tele-Conference)

Join Melody Barnes (Aspen Institute) and Paul Born (Tamarack Institute) for an interactive tele-learning session on August 8 at 11:00am ET in which they explore the theme of collective impact and why it's crucial that leaders embrace this framework.

August 12, 2014: How to start a Collective Impact Initiative – Collaboration for Impact (Webinar*)

Presented by Kerry Graham, this webinar will build your knowledge and provide you with practical tools and tips on how to apply the collective impact framework to a complex social problem your community is grappling with.

* NOTE: This free webinar will be at 12:00pm Australian time on August 13, or 10pm Eastern US time on August 12th.

August 13, 2014: Collective Impact: A Powerful Framework for Transformative Change in Communities
(Cincinnati, OH)

Join Jeff Edmondson (StriveTogether), Shiloh Turner (The Greater Cincinnati Foundation), and Mary Stagaman (Agenda 360 and Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber) for this Master Class on collective impact, a part of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Cincinnati conference on August 12-15, 2014.

September 16 – 18, 2014: Achieving Collective Impact: How Partnerships Change Community Outcomes – Forum for Youth Investment and FSG (St. Louis, MO)

Join this three-day institute to learn how to create the five conditions for collective impact through clear, sequenced steps: from partnership creation, community engagement, goal-setting and problem analysis to intervention design, implementation, evaluation and improvement

Have an upcoming event related to collective impact?

Come share it in our Events section. We're happy to highlight both virtual and in-person learning opportunities so Forum members can better connect to expertise in the field.