Knowledge of the three pre-conditions and five conditions of Collective Impact has grown exponentially since the original articles on this topic were first published by John Kania and Mark Kramer in the Winter of 2011. Since then, a growing field of practice in Collective Impact has been developing. Practitioners working in a diversity of fields are sharing insights and knowledge that they have gained as they work to translate Collective Impact into action across a range of issues and within a diverse array of communities and regions.
As a sure sign of the maturity of the field, the Collective Impact Forum and their co-catalyst partners, of which Tamarack is one, recently released these Principles of Practice. In a recent blog unveiling these principles of practice, The CI Forum's Jennifer Splansky-Juster wrote, "while the five conditions Kania and Kramer initially identified are necessary, they are not sufficient to achieve impact at the population level. Informed by lessons shared among those who are implementing the approach in the field, this post outlines additional principles of practice that we believe can guide practitioners to successfully put collective impact into action. While many of these principles are not unique to collective impact, we have seen that the combination of the five conditions and these practices contributes to meaningful population-level change."
These principles were unveiled publicly for the first time at Tamarack's Champions for Change event in Halifax in April where participants had an opportunity to dialogue with one another about how to incorporate them into their own, evolving CI efforts.
As the field of Collective Impact continues to grow, opportunities to co-generate new knowledge and practice to support the effective implementation of this framework will become increasingly valuable.
- We're continuing to dive deeper into Collective Impact. Join us in this free Collective Impact Webinar series
- Find more resources for implementing Collective Impact at www.tamarackcci.ca
- Find more resources from Tamarack's C4C Halifax event