Join Mark Cabaj and Liz Weaver as they review the evolution of Collective Impact 3.0, and discuss the role of Collective Impact during disruptive times.
In 2011, John Kania and Mark Kramer of FSG published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review called Collective Impact. This ground-breaking article proposed a new framework for communities seeking to move the needle on complex issues like homelessness, educational achievement and poverty reduction. The collective impact framework is a different way of working and consists of five core conditions including the development of a common agenda; shared measurement, engaging in mutually reinforcing activities; sharing continuous communications and building a backbone infrastructure. Collective impact seeks to move a collaborative table from focusing on programs to policy and systems change outcomes.
In 2016, Mark Cabaj and Liz Weaver added their perspectives and lessons learned from nearly 10 years of place-based poverty reduction efforts across Canada by publishing Collective Impact 3.0. The core ideas in collective impact 3.0 is to think about systems change as a movement building strategy. Mark and Liz discussed each of the conditions and deepened the approach. Collective Impact 3.0 is viewed by many as the melding of community engagement and collective impact practices.
In this conversation, Liz and Mark review the Collective Impact 3.0 framework, discuss its applicability in these disruptive times, and start to brainstorm about the next iteration of Collective Impact thinking.
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