Position Vacant at Blue Mountains City Council

Blue Mountains City Council is looking for a Community Development Officer Blue Mountains City Council is seeking a committed and experienced Community Development Officer to provide specialist expertise, strategic input and advocacy on behalf of Council on issues relating to improving the quality of life for children and families. The position holder…

Read More...

CFI Learning Survey

Can you take 10 minutes to help us shape the learning program we will offer you in 2017/2018? By answering these 10 questions you will help us better understand the learning needs of practitioners across Australia. We will use this information to meet those learning needs in 2017 and beyond. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTJ3WBR The…

Read More...

RESOURCES – Evaluating complex community change Master Class

This month Collaboration for Impact hosted Mark Cabaj – international thought and practice leader on evaluating change in complex settings, social innovation and systems change.  Mark is the President of From Here to There Consulting and previous Vice President of Tamarack Institute. Together, Collaboration for Impact and Mark delivered 3 Master Classes around the…

Read More...

Insights from a Collective Impact initiative in Australia

In August 2014 David Lilley, on behalf of United Way Australia, began scoping a Collective Impact initiative in Mt Druitt Western Sydney. Within the Mt Druitt postcode (2770), approximately one in three children still start school each year identified as ‘developmentally vulnerable’, despite decades of investment and hundreds of services…

Read More...

Collective Impact 3.0

As part of the Tamarack Institute’s 2016 Community Change Series, Tamarack thought leader, Mark Cabaj, and myself decided to review the Collective Impact framework with a new perspective. When Collective Impact first hit the scene many years ago, it was viewed as a revolution in the world of social change….

Read More...

The Four Components of Effective Collective Impact: Through the Lens of Asset-Based Community Development and Results-Based Accountability

Community Engagement – one of the most powerful components of collective impact success, as well as the most misunderstood according to Dan Duncan, Snr Consultant at Results Leadership Group and a Faculty Member of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute. The difference between engaging the people we serve as advisors to help…

Read More...

Ten Places where Collective Impact gets it Wrong

This thought-provoking article written by Tom Wolff argues that while the Collective Impact framework brings much needed focus to coalition forming in bringing about transformative change, it also gets much about collaboration wrong. The article first appeared in the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice. Author Tom Wolff is a US-based consultant…

Read More...

Live blog from Complexity & Evaluation conference: How do I start evaluating in complexity? Mark Cabaj

The purpose of Developmental evaluation is to create, develop or radically adapt a model or approach. Questions we would be asking are what are we learning about the problem or challenge and its context? What are areas of promise? What is our “theory of change” and implications for design? What…

Read More...