There are a number of factors to consider when diving deeper to build a common agenda for your community issue. These include:
Beyond a shared vision, a common agenda includes not only a definition of a shared issue that partners across multiple sectors intend to address together, but it also includes the partners’ shared understanding of that issue; and their agreed-upon approach for how best to address it. Many inspiring common agendas have an aspirational quality in how they are ultimately articulated.
Key elements that are incorporated into a common agenda statement include:
Each chapter's primary tools are fundamental resources designed to help grow a more complete understanding of each stage of Collective Impact. Start your journey in this chapter by reviewing each of the primary tools. Once this is complete, you can move on to the secondary and diving deeper resources to help gain a better grasp of specific elements that have been introduced.