Innoweave And Collective Impact: Collaboration Is Just The Beginning

Summary: Innoweave, an award winning collaborative capacity building program designed and delivered by J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, SiG, and over 150 partners from all sectors across Canada, has added new workshops and resources to help groups of community organizations develop Collective Impact initiatives. Drawing from this experience, the authors describe why Innoweave added a Collective Impact…

Collective Impact: The Birth Of An Australian Movement

Summary: There has been considerable interest in Collective Impact in Australia and Dawn O’Neil and Kerry Graham have been playing a leadership role, supported by the Centre for Social Impact, to bring the framework down under. In this update they relate the latest perspectives from Collective Impact 2014: Convene, Immerse, Learn, Australia’s first ever conference on…

Apprendre À Danser Le Tango Sur Un Fil De Fer: Agir Selon Une Approche D’Impact Collectif

Sommaire: Au cours des vingt dernières années, Lyse Brunet a été au cœur d’initiatives majeures axées sur une approche d’impact collectif en tant que vice-présidente de Centraide du Grand Montréal et première directrice générale d’Avenir d’enfants, un fonds de 400 millions de dollars créé conjointement entre le Gouvernement du Québec et la Fondation Lucie et André…

United Way And Success By 6: Growing Up With Collective Impact

Summary: Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the collaborative approach to early childhood development in British Columbia implemented by United Way through its Success By 6 program is an intriguing model, which bears remarkable similarity to the Collective Impact framework. Supported by the provincial government and the credit union movement and coordinated by a modest provincial office, the…

Q and A With John Kania And Fay Hanleybrown

Summary: Liz Weaver from the Tamarack Institute was able to catch up with John Kania and Fay Hanleybrown from FSG at the Champions for Change—Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact conference held 1-3 April 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia. John and Fay share their recent experience and latest thinking about Collective Impact in this interview…

Community Knowledge: The Building Blocks Of Collective Impact

Summary: Shared Measurement is a critical, and some think challenging, component of Collective Impact and in this article Lee Rose argues that we already have significant community knowledge, but that the power of community data to support and drive change lies in how we need to look differently at how we use and share these resources….

Letter From The Guest Editor: Collective Impact

Since its introduction in the Winter 2011 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the theory of “Collective Impact” presented by FSG consultants John Kania and Mark Kramer (2011) has attracted considerable attention in the United States, Canada, and around the world. According to Regina Starr Ridley, Publishing Director, “ ‘Collective Impact’ is SSIR’s most…

Book Review

Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together In Chaotic Times, by Paul Born, San Francisco, California: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.; 2014 isbn 978-1-62656-097-0 Summary: Deepening Community is Paul Born’s fourth book and his most personal reflection to date on people, relationships, and what constitutes community in today’s “chaotic” society. Born, the co-founder and President of Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement,…

Learning To Tango On A Tightrope: Implementing A Collective Impact Approach

Cynthia Gates, Translator Summary:  For the past 20 years, Lyse Brunet has been at the heart of collaborative community development in the province of Québec through her work at Centraide of Greater Montréal and as the first Executive Director of Avenir d’enfants, a $400-million philanthropic partnership between the Québec government and the Lucie and André…

Point / Counterpoint: Collective Impact

Resolved: That Collective Impact is simply a re-branded and codified model of longstanding collaborative approaches that is too rigid to encourage genuine innovation and social change. Summary: Paul Born, President of Tamarack: An Institute for Community Engagement, and Don Bourgeois, Barrister & Solicitor and former editor of The Philanthropist, face off on the question of whether…