- Design and implement your collective initiative with a priority placed on equity.
- Address systemic structures and practices that create barriers to equitable outcomes for all populations, particularly along lines of race and class.
- Be intentional about the collective design to ensure that an “equity lens” is in place throughout the process.
- Include community members in the collaborative.
- Include players from across sectors and different parts of community, including nonprofits, government, private sector, philanthropy, and residents.
- Create a systems-level view.
- Use data to continuously learn, adapt, and improve.
- Cultivate leaders with unique system leadership skills, such as strong facilitation, management, and convening skills.
- Focus on program and system strategies, such as those that increase communication and coordination.
- Improve services system-wide, using current best practices and new evidence-based practices.
- Build a culture that fosters relationships, trust, and respect across participants.
- Customize the work to fit your local community context to ensure the strategies are most relevant to local needs.
Collaboration for Impact: http://www.collaborationforimpact.com
Collective Impact Forum: https://www.collectiveimpactforum.org
FSG Reimagining Social Change: http://www.fsg.org
To further increase your organizational capacity, join The INS Group’s “Unleash the ‘Inner Fundraiser’ in Your Board of Directors” webinar on November 8, 2017 (2 – 3 pm). Click here to register.