Collaborate and coordinate

What is Collective Impact?

Collective Impact was first introduced in the US through leading Stanford University Professors John Kania and Mark Kramer in 2011: “Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organisations.”

Collective Impact provides a framework for collaboration and integrated effort, including shared and accountable measurement. GROW has adopted the Collective Impact framework, linking across all sectors, and working with organisations and businesses, local people and governments.

The Collective Impact Model

  1. Common Agenda: shared vision, common problem understanding and joint approach to agreed actions.
  2. Shared measurement system: consistent and transparent data and measurement that set goals and track progress;
  3. Mutually reinforcing activities: provides the space for differential activities that are coordinated through a shared action plan;
  4. Continuous communication: consistent and open communication; and
  5. Backbone structure: an independent entity with staff and the right skill set to coordinate participating organisations and support implementation.

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