COLLECTIVE IMPACT ELEMENTS
SUSTAINABILITY AMBASSADORS AS A BACKBONE ORGANIZATION
As a backbone organization, our role is to facilitate collective impact around measurable improvements in sustainable community conditions integrated with increased rigor and relevance in the classroom.
WHAT IS COLLECTIVE IMPACT?
At the intersection between book-learning and community problem-solving we identify mutually reinforcing actions using shared measurement systems based on a common agenda to rapidly advance a sustainable future.
Common Agenda: All participants have a shared vision for change including a common understanding of the problem and a joint approach to solving it through agreed upon actions.
Shared Measurement: Collecting data and measuring results consistently across all participants ensures efforts remain aligned and participants hold each other accountable.
Mutually Reinforcing Activities: Participant activities must be differentiated while still being coordinated through a mutually reinforcing plan of action.
Continuous Communication: Consistent and open communication is needed across the many players to build trust, assure mutual objectives, and appreciate common motivation.
Backbone Organization: Creating and managing collective impact requires a separate organization(s) with staff and a specific set of skills to serve as the backbone for the entire initiative and coordinate participating organizations and agencies.
Source: FSG Social Impact Consultants