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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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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Signs of Life: Collaborating for Social Impact

Dr Andrew Young, CEO of The Centre for Social Impact shares some thoughts on collaborative approaches. Two weeks ago we had the enormous privilege of announcing Burnie, Tasmania as Australia’s most promising early stage Collective Impact initiative. The Search – an initiative offering up to $1 million in support to an Australian community working to…

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Collaborate for Children: Four valuable research reports for place based initiatives working with children

Just released in November 2014, the Collaborate for Children scoping project investigated how to bring together research, practice and policy to best support the establishment of more relevant and effective service systems. Over 12 months, the Australian locational ‘place-based’ landscape was examined to understand how organisations can better promote children’s wellbeing through…

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Education Benalla

The Education Benalla Program, a collective impact initiative located in Benalla, Victoria, seeks to increase the education and completion rates of the community’s 17 to 24 years old to at least the Victorian average by 2030. The initiative was launched in 2010 and takes its roots in studies conducted by…

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The Philanthropist – special collective impact edition

The Philanthropist is an online journal for practitioners, scholars, supporters, and others engaged in the nonprofit sector in Canada.  This special edition focuses on collective impact and features Kerry Graham and Dawn O’Neil (pp. 101). Check out the full edition: The Philanthropist Vol 26 No 1 2014

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Demonstrating #SocialGood and doing good – what does Collective Impact offer?

A guest blog by Jo Cavanagh OAM, CEO of Family Life. A number of years ago, around 1998, I was asked to accompany government colleagues to a meeting at a public housing estate community hall. I was asked to attend as a local Family Support representative together with Housing, Child Protection,…

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Announcing The Search: Up to $1M toward your community’s toughest challenge

Collaboration for Impact is proud to launch The Search – a new initiative to help communities across Australia transform the way they approach society’s biggest challenges. For most Australians life is good. By a measure of average wealth, we’re among the wealthiest in the world. Our cities regularly top global lists…

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A new way of looking at corporate community investment

A guest blog by Sonia Nolan and Tania Hudson, Collective Impact WA. In Western Australia, corporate community investment is being re-imagined through the understanding and application of Collective Impact principles. Long considered the economic powerhouse of Australia, Western Australia is home to a number of large companies that invest significantly…

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Slides AND videos from Collective Impact 2014

Thank you for joining us at Collective Impact 2014: convene, immerse, learn. We hope you are taking new learning and relationships with you back to your work. Below are links to presentations and resources from the conference for your reference and use. Pre conference webinar Webinar – What is Collective Impact?…

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