Collective impact brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change.
SIIP uses a collective impact approach to promote social inclusion for older adults living with dementia and their care partners. Collaborating organizations will work together, with support from the backbone organization, to develop a Collective Impact Plan that articulates a shared vision to reduce social isolation of older adults living with dementia, and their care partners, in Waterloo Region.
The 5 Conditions of Collective Impact
||Coming together to collectively define the problem and create a shared vision to solve it
||Agreeing to track progress in the same way, which allows for continuous improvement
||Mutually Reinforcing Activities
||Coordinating collective efforts to maximize the end result
||Building trust and relationships among all participants
||Having a team dedicated to orchestrating the work of the group
John Kania and Mark Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review
(Winter 2011), https://ssir.org/articles/entry/collective_impact
Collective Impact Resources
|Collective Impact — Stanford Social Innovation Review (2011)|
Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.
|Collective Impact Forum|
The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, is the place to find the tools and training that can help achieve success. It’s an expanding network of like-minded individuals coming together from across sectors to share useful experience and knowledge and thereby accelerating the effectiveness, and further adoption, of the collective impact approach as a whole.
|Connected Communities: Healthier Together|
The 2017 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario focuses on social connections and the impact on our health. The report recommends key ways to create more connected communities and offers guidance on measuring social connectedness.
|FSG Collective Impact Resources and Blog|
FSG offers comprehensive support in the design and launch of collective impact efforts, including planning support, facilitation of strategy selection, and analysis and guidance for the development of shared measurement systems.
|Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact|
Practical guidance for planning and implementing evaluations of collective impact initiatives. Leaders of collective impact initiatives need an approach to performance measurement and evaluation that is as multi-faceted, responsive, and flexible as the initiatives themselves. This three-part guide offers detailed advice on how to plan for and implement effective performance measurement and evaluation activities in the context of collective impact.