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TOOL | Compendium of Collective Impact Resources Part Three: Building Community Readiness for Collective Impact

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Collective Impact is a framework for addressing complex community dilemmas and is most effective when trying to move the needle at a population or systems change scale.  It is not a useful framework when the purpose of the collaborative effort is solely to deliver programmatic services or solutions.  For the Collective Impact framework to be deployed successfully, the collaborative table should spend time considering a number of pre-conditions before diving into this approach. 

This collection of resources is designed for communities considering deploying the Collective Impact framework to help you understand what pre-conditions and other considerations will be valuable in developing an effective and community-focused approach.

Tamarack Institute

By Tamarack Institute

The Tamarack Institute is a connected force for community change. We work with leaders in non-profits, governments, businesses and the community to make work of advancing positive community change easier and more effective. We do this by teaching and writing about collective impact, community engagement, collaborative leadership, community development, and evaluating community impact. We host two learning communities Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community turning theory into action.

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