Recruiting Backbone Leaders

by David Lilley Senior Advisor Community Impact at United Way Australia (part time), an Associate at Collaboration for Impact, and Principal Consultant at Holos Consulting. One of the most common topics of conversation in collective impact is how to develop and/or recruit right backbone leaders. If we listen to the old adage, we should “recruit…

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FSG & The Collective Impact Forum – The Backbone Starter Guide

For collective impact initiatives, the backbone support is a critical component of the infrastructure that enables these collaborative, multi-sector efforts to advance systems-level change. It is also one of the most unique elements of collective impact, distinguishing the approach from several other forms of  collaboration. The Backbone Starter Guide summarizes…

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What innovation in community engagement looks like

By Sharon Fraser, former manager, Go Goldfields With Innovation in Community Engagement on in Sydney on 13-14 November, we thought it would be a good idea to ask, “Just what do we mean by innovation in community engagement?” First, a little story This time last year at Go Goldfields we…

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Three keys to a great deliberative community engagement process

by Max Hardy, Principal, Max Hardy Consulting and Associate, Collaboration for Impact DELIBERATIVE ENGAGEMENT is an approach to community engagement that is becoming increasingly popular. For this we can largely thank academics like Prof Lyn Carson and her website www.activedemocracy.net as well as the positive experiences of participants. Some recent…

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Lost Conversations – Finding new ways for black and white Australians to lead together

It’s time for a game-changer in how black and white Australians relate. It’s time we learnt to find new ways to lead together.   Lost Conversations—a book which brings together perspectives from a diversity of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous authors, all with first hand knowledge of what happens when ‘black’ and ‘white’…

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Collaboration for Impact 2017 Conference – resources

On 17 & 18 July 2017 23 collaborative initiatives , 15 practice leaders and 200 participants from all sectors came together to learn about how cross-sector collaboration, community empowerment and a focus on systems change are improving outcomes in communities across Australia.  Below are the slides and resources presented at sessions across…

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