Global Collective Impact Summit

By: Seri Renkin   |   CEO, ten20 Foundation

The ten20 Foundation recently joined a small group of Australian leaders to attend the Global Collective Impact Summit, held in Toronto Canada 6th-10th October, 2014.

This summit was convened by the Tamarack Institute and there were around 350 delegates predominantly from North America but also Australia, NZ, Singapore, Israel and Denmark.

Collective Impact differs from other collaborative approaches. It generates new solutions by reaching agreement across diverse stakeholders to address a shared community issue in a multi-faceted way using a common agenda, aligned efforts and shared measures of success. It is an approach that goes far beyond simply offering more or better services or programs to generate lasting impact by addressing root causes.

Funders increasingly play an important role in these efforts.

Key strategic questions that ten20 continue to explore in this work are what is the role of the funder in building the capacity required to support collect impact initiatives, especially in transforming place based,  early childhood vulnerability? How does this translate into alignment to a shared, population level outcome?

Check out the Collective Impact Summit Resource Library for free, downloadable tools and resources from the event or contact ten20 Foundation

Dec. 01, 2014

 Tags: collective impact

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