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.

FIVE CONDITIONS

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 

 

Questions?  Email us at info@sustainabilityambassadors.org

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