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Phases of Collective Impact Discussion

Nonprofits are seeking more comprehensive ways to address complex social issues.  Collective impact has emerged as one effective framework to accomplish common objectives.

A multitude of approaches make up the collaboration spectrum as we work together to achieve shared goals.  Collective Impact is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration (Wikipedia).  In the article, "Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work," Fay Hanleybrown, John Kania and Mark Kramer outline the three phases of implementing a collective impact effort:

Phase I: Initiate Action maps the landscape of key players, existing work, and baseline data.  It includes an initial governance structure and credible champions.

Phase II: Organize for Impact is when stakeholders establish common goals and shared measures, create a backbone infrastructure, and align activities.

Phase III: Sustain Action and Impact has stakeholders prioritizing aactions, systematically collecting data, and establishing sustainable processes for active learning and adjustment toward common goals.

Please join us to learn more about collective impact and local initiatives that are utilizing the framework.  Representatives from three New Mexico partnerships will provide in-depth information on the activities associated with each phase.  They will also discuss the benefits and challenges presented by the work.

The panel presentation will be followed by small group discussion.

Learning Objectives
- Understand the collaboration spectrum, from cross-referral to collective impact
- Understand the five traits of collective impact
- Understand the three phases of collective impact
- Meet potential collaborative partners


Executive Directors, Board Members, Program Managers

Tsiporah Nephesh, Program Coordinator, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico.

Marsha McMurray-Avila, Coordinator at Bernalillo County Community Health Council represents Bernalillo County Early Childhood Accountability Partnership.

Jennifer Gomez, University of New Mexico is Project Director for Lumina Unidos

Gerri Bachicha, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Coordinator represents Juvenile Detention Alternatives.

February 19, 2022 8:30 AM   through   12:30 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
Phone: 505-247-3671
Registration $ 25.00

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