This Collective Impact training was available to all applicants of the Youth Development Council’s 2017-2019 Community Investments, an application process which is now closed. The YDC is scheduled to approve the slate of 2017-2019 awardees at its June 8 meeting.
The Youth Development Council is pleased to present the 2017-2019 Collective Impact Webinar Training, which you may access by clicking on the YouTube arrow above. The first 30 minutes is hosted by YDC Staff, putting into context the now closed biennial Request for Applications process, and the importance of communities to be implementing and/or strengthening their youth-focused Collective Impact partnerships.
Along with the training, you may also want to view or print several accompanying documents. The first is the YDC’s PowerPoint.
The bulk of the training (the remaining three hours) is hosted by Education Northwest consultants Julie Petrokubi and Aurora Moore, as well as by Liz Weaver from Tamarack Institute. You will want to print off their Activities and Tools before starting the training. Their Collective Impact PowerPoint will be referenced repeatedly as well, however you will be able to see their document during the training.
Questions on Collective Impact can be directed to Bobby Bridges, the YDC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, at email@example.com or by phone at 503-947-5909 or 503-881-9882.
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The YDC invests in programs that work with the youth and families they serve as well as other programs and institutions within their community, each with a specific goal working toward the success of youth who need it most. This work needs to be intentional, a true partnership from all involved to ensure that the problems and solutions to those problems are correctly identified and implemented: programs that assist people who are not in power, allowing them to hold positions where their voice is not just heard, but acted upon. Programs using this methodology don’t just work in collaboration with others but instead work collectively.
Collective Impact asks organizations to coordinate their efforts and work together with the community around clearly defined and agreed-upon goals to create long-lasting solutions to social problems on a larger scale.
Stanford Social Innovation Review (Collective Impact)
Describes Collective Impact and what is needed for its success.
National Standards for Community Engagement
Discusses best practices guidance regarding engagement between communities and public agencies.