Has anyone tried to organize a spontaneous activity among a larger group of friends for an evening out? Remember what it was like trying to get agreement about what to do, where to go, when you were leaving, and how you would all get there? And maybe hear at least once, “Why would we do that?!?!” Now imagine trying to align the interests of 50-100 service organizations in a community around a set of common goals to address an intractable social problem like poverty, opportunity gaps, housing, poor health, etc. Our technology cooperative delivers cloud software that addresses this problem that is simple, integrated, and affordable.
Collective Impact requires all participants to have a shared vision for change, one that includes a common understanding of the problem and a joint approach to solving it through agreed upon actions.
Collecting data and measuring results consistently across all participants ensures efforts remain aligned and participants hold each other accountable.
Consistent and open communication is needed across the many players to build trust, assure mutual objectives, and appreciate common motivation.