Collective Impact

We provide advisory services to communities and organisations seeking support to implement collective impact.

One of the biggest challenges facing community change leaders is impacting systems and policies to improve the well-being of citizens.  Over the last twenty years, community change leaders have engaged in single and cross-sector collaboration to begin to uncover and address some of the largest challenges they are facing like environmental impact, social and emotional wellbeing.  In 2011 the definition of this approach to community change was termed Collective Impact. 

The Collective Impact framework contains five core conditions including the development of a common agenda; using shared measurement to understand progress; building on mutually reinforcing activities; engaging in continuous communications and providing a backbone to move the work forward. 

For eighteen months to June 2019, Tracey worked as a co-catalyst in the Griffith University research program Creating Pathways to Prevention (CPP) which aims to strengthen the development system for children, with a long-term view to reducing youth crime and promoting both human and community development.

Working Visions recognizes that Collective Impact is one mechanism for community change and that collaboration takes many forms and approaches.  The Collective Impact idea provides a useful framework for community change and is situated within the broad frame of collaborative efforts focused on systems and policy change. 

Working Visions works with collaborators which has included Mission Australia Communities for Children, Griffith University, the Cairn Institute, to advance Collective Impact as a framework for community change and to intentionally build the field of practice in Collective Impact and collaborative community change efforts.

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