Collective Impact Statement

 

Collective Impact

1.   All participants have a common agenda for change including a shared understanding of the problem and a joint approach to solving it through agreed   upon actions.  

2.  Collecting data and measuring result consistently across all the participants ensures shared measurement for alignment and accountability.  

3.  A plan of action that outlines and coordinates mutually reinforcing activities for each participant.  

4.  Open and continuous communication is needed across the many players to build trust, assure mutual objectives, and create common motivation.  

5.  A backbone organisation(s) with staff and specific set of skills to serve the entire initiative and coordinate participating organisations and agencies.

“…we believe that there is no other way society will achieve large-scale progress against the urgent and complex problems of our time, unless a collective impact approach becomes the accepted way of doing business.”       John Kania and Mark Kramer