When Collective Impact Has an Impact

Join us for a series of webinars dedicated to exploring ORS Impact and the Spark Policy Institute's report When Collective Impact has an Impact. The report included three Canadian Collective Impact sites, two of which are active members of Tamarack Institute's Vibrant Communities - Cities Reducing Poverty. 

The series will begin by speaking with ORS Impact and the Spark Policy Institute about the report. We will then dive deeper by speaking with representatives from the Canadian Collective Impact sites, and ultimately reflect on the lessons learned from Vibrant Communities Canada. 

Register today to join this journey to reflect on the impact of Collective Impact initiatives across Canada and the United States. 

What will you learn from the Series?

The Evaluation Team from ORS Impact and the Spark Policy Institute have spent the past eight months evaluating the impact of many Collective Impact efforts across the United States and Canada. This evaluation effort was designed to seek answers to the following five questions of each initiative:

1. To what extent and under what conditions does the Collective Impact approach contribute to population level outcomes?

2. What systems changes have contributed to the population level outcomes being achieved?

3. What are the other positive or negative impacts, intended or unintended, on the community and system?

4. What evidence is there that the Collective Impact effort has contributed to these systems and population changes?

5. What evidence is there that the population changes would not have been achieved if the Collective Impact approach hadn't been used?

This webinar series will explore the When Collective Impact has an Impact report, take a closer look at the three Canadian Collective Impact Initiatives, and the lessons learned from and the implications for Vibrant Communities moving forward. 

Webinar Format

These webinars will dive into the reports or specific initiatives relevant to each topic, and move into a period of learner-directed Q&A.  

  • Welcome, Introductions & Technical Considerations          
  • Overview of topic 
  • Participant Q&A    
  • Wrap-Up

Webinar Topics

Getting to Impact:  The Collective Impact Fieldwide Evaluation 

April 24, 2018

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET 

During this webinar, we will review the When Collective Impact has an Impact report, and the lessons learned from this extensive evaluation effort. This discussion will form the foundation for the rest of the webinar series.

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Getting to Impact:  Canadian Collective Impact Case Studies

May 8, 2018

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET 

Participants of this webinar will learn about the lessons learned from the three Canadian Collective Impact efforts that were included in the fieldwide evaluation study.  Leaders from the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership, Living SJ and Growing Up Great will share their Collective Impact experiences and what they are learning as they transform their communities.

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Getting to Impact:  Lessons Learned from Vibrant Communities Canada

June 7, 2018

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET 

In this webinar, Liz Weaver, Paul Born, and Mark Cabaj will reflect on the results of the When Collective Impact has an Impact report and the implications this evaluation might have on the future design of Vibrant Communities Canada.  

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Friendly Reminder: Be sure to register separately for each webinar you would like to attend

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