Collective Impact

 

The Florida ECCS Impact Project aims to improve coordination and collaboration among programs serving families with children age 0-3 at the state and local level using the Collective Impact framework.  Collective Impact allows for large-scale social change through broad cross-sector coordination, rather than the isolated intervention of individual organizations. Successful collective impact initiatives typically have five conditions that together lead to powerful results.

Five Conditions of Collective Impact:

  • Common Agenda
  • Shared Measurement
  • Mutually Reinforcing Activities
  • Continuous Communication
  • Backbone Organization.

 

In addition to the five conditions of collective impact, there are practice principles that are necessary for an initiative to reach its goal. The following principles were identified based on the work  practitioners implementing Collective Impact in the field.

Collective Impact Principles of Practice:

  • Design and implement the initiative with a priority places on equity.
  • Include community members in the collaborative.
  • Recruit and co-create with cross-sector partners.
  • Use data to continuously learn, adapt, and improve.
  • Cultivate leaders with unique system leadership skills.
  • Focus on program and system strategies.
  • Build a culture that fosters relationships, trust, and respect across participants.
  • Customize for local context.