GIVEN EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY ALL PEOPLE CAN REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
WHY I WHAT I HOW
A Paradigm Shift
In order to create lasting solutions to social problems on a large-scale, organizations - including those in government, civil society, and the business sector - need to coordinate their efforts and work together around clearly defined goals.
Collective Impact is a significant shift from the social sector's current paradigm of "isolated impact," because the underlying premise of Collective Impact is that no single organization can create large-scale, lasting social change alone. There is no "silver bullet" solution to systemic social problems, and these problems cannot be solved by simply scaling or replicating one organization or program. Strong organizations are necessary but not sufficient for large-scale social change.
As a network we lead three major efforts: 1. Collective action 2. Understanding Poverty 3. 903HELP.org
1. COLLECTIVE ACTION: Based on collective research, we coordinate plans that address the needs of vulnerable populations in the fields of education, employment, healthcare, housing and transportation.
3. 903HELP.ORG: We partner with social services organizations to develop and maintain an online social services directory ensuring that people can easily find help in times of need. Anyone with access to the internet, whether on a desktop, tablet, or smartphone is able to use 903HELP.
Called collective action, the idea is simple: When we work together toward shared goals, create a coordinated plan of action, and use data to continuously progress toward those goals, we can solve the complex challenges that impact our community. As a network we provide two functions: 1. Engagement and focus 2. Support action
1. ENGAGEMENT & FOCUS: Engage the community, research needs, coordinate plan, and measure impact.