Collaboration for Impact Conference May 2016 – slides & presentations

On 5 and 6 May 2016, Collaboration for Impact came together with partners Centre for Social Impact and Social Leadership Australia to present Collaboration for Impact. The conference was designed to help us bring collaborative approaches to life in work and community. Delegates were introduced to the latest thinking and doing in collaboration and Collective Impact and learnt how…

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Community Engagement: Why it Matters

Collaboration for Impact is pleased to launch Engage for Impact, the first stream of our learning program for 2016; a series of blogs, resources, tools and events designed to promote your understanding of meaningful community engagement, to demonstrate good practice principles and to assist you to determine what successful engagement looks like and…

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Complexity & Evaluation Conference: slides and blogs

On 16 and 17 March 2016, 80 social innovators, evaluators and policy makers came together to share learnings on how to understand the progress and impact of initiatives addressing complex problems.  The learnings were rich! Below are the some of the slides and live blogs from the Complexity and Evaluation Conference 2016. Day 1:…

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Tools for Backbones – toolkits from Collective Impact Forum & The Spark Policy Institute

What is a Backbone? Although the term “backbone” comes from collective impact literature, the concept of a backbone is relevant to many large-scale systemic change strategies. The impact of a backbone on the success of a cross-sector, cross-system collaboration can not be underestimated. The Backbone Organisation helps maintain overall strategic coherence…

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How to Manage Complex Problem Conditions

A Social Services Perspective by Robert Flynn & Kerry Graham 1.0           INTRODUCTION We have written this short article with a specific audience in mind, namely those of you in social change leadership roles in Australia-NZ. We know that you have to deal with an increasing number and variety of complex…

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Claymore community is looking for a Collective Impact coordinator

Calling those who have a sound working knowledge of Collective Impact and its conditions; Demonstrated success in building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders; and Experience in seeking and applying for funding from a range of sources including fundraising and grant writing. Campbelltown City Council is advertising the…

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October 2015 – Leadership and Measurement, the big themes of 2015

As we hurtle towards the close of 2015 two themes have dominated the learning needs of the growing Collaboration for Impact community – leadership and measurement. On the leadership front, communities and sectors have been grappling with the mindset needed to do this work.  We have had more enquiries than usual for…

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August 2015 – Leading in Complexity

Tackling complex social problems requires new ways of thinking and leading. It shifts the bar on traditional ways of thinking about leadership where typically one person is responsible for leading. Adaptive leadership requires all stakeholders on an issue to undertake the exercise of leadership. This month Collaboration for Impact focuses on…

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July 2015 – Facilitating processes for change in complexity

A key part of collaboration and collective impact is the bringing together – the convening – of diverse groups of people and organisations that have a stake in the problem and solutions to tackle it.  Ideally, these convenings take place at regular intervals as the collaboration matures; for example, for:…

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