Channeling_Change_PDF (Stanford Social Innovation Review 2012).
This article looks at how organisations and communities, in diverse settings, are developing what is termed a ‘collective impact approach’. It is recommended reading and a useful tool for organisations that are considering working collaboratively to improve outcomes and achieve change. Initiatives should over time meet five criteria in order to be considered a collective impact:
- A common agenda and agreed upon actions
- Shared measurement and shared accountability
- Mutually reinforcing activities through a joint plan
- Continuous communication and building trust
- Backbone support such as a key organisation.