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Collective Impact 3.0 Article

The "Collective Impact 3.0" article revisits the Collective Impact model and suggests shifts in the model to focus on community and systems change. The shifts include:



Management ☞ Movement Building

Movement building approaches focus on reforming and transforming systems, recognizing that improvements alone may not create significant change.

Common Agenda ☞ Community Aspiration

Focusing on finding common ground and developing strategies based on data, while also envisioning the future and actively working towards it through strategic learning.

Shared Measurement ☞ Strategic Learning

Focus on obtaining real-time feedback, developing manageable data collection systems, facilitating decision-making, and adapting strategies over time based on the needs of your team.

Mutually Reinforcing Activities ☞

High Leverage Activities

To maximize impact we may need to allow or encourage collaborators to explore strategies, even if those strategies may not be mutually reinforcing.

Continuous Communication ☞

Inclusive Community Engagement

Including people with lived experiences is key to transformative change.

Backbone ☞ Container for Change

The backbone is the convener, facilitator, and connector, while collaborators should be the drivers of change.

Feel free to check out the article itself:

Other collaborative models to check out:

Additional Resources & References:

  1. Auspos, P., & Kubisch, A.C., (2004). Building Knowledge about Community Change: Moving Beyond Evaluations. The Aspen Institute.

  2. Cabaj, M., & Weaver, L. (2016) Collective Impact 3.0: An Evolving Framework For Community Change. Chicago. Retrieved From: Https://Gwlw.Org.Au/Wp-Content/Uploads/2021/07/Collective-Impact-3.0-1.Pdf

  3. Watkins, J. M., Mohr, B. J., & Kelly, R. (2011). Appreciative inquiry: Change at the speed of imagination (Vol. 35). John Wiley & Sons.

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