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: https://collectiveimpactforum.org/blog/collective-impact-3-0/
Other collaborative models to check out:
Needle-Moving Collaboratives: https://www.bridgespan.org/insights/needle-moving-community-collaboratives-a-promising
Comprehensive Community Initiatives Aspen: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/files/content/docs/rcc/BUILDINGKNOWELDGE.pdf
Additional Resources & References:
Auspos, P., & Kubisch, A.C., (2004). Building Knowledge about Community Change: Moving Beyond Evaluations. The Aspen Institute. https://www.aspeninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/files/content/docs/rcc/BUILDINGKNOWELDGE.pdf
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
Watkins, J. M., Mohr, B. J., & Kelly, R. (2011). Appreciative inquiry: Change at the speed of imagination (Vol. 35). John Wiley & Sons.
If you're interested in discussing the article please feel free to email me: Michelle@ConnectingEvidence.com.