From Management to Movement Building
After nine years of delivering collaborative, neighborhood-based solutions for families facing adversity, the Fostering Hope Initiative is taking collective impact to the next level. During a recent visit from the Tamarack Institute of Vancouver, Canada, CCS and Fostering Hope Initiative partners gathered to learn more about how collective impact is evolving to address the challenges of transforming complex, adaptive systems like neighborhoods and the social determinants of health.
Willamette Valley Community Health, the Marion and Polk Early Learning Hub, Marion County Children and Families Commission, CCS and Fostering Hope Initiative sponsored the event, which attracted more than 70 community members. At the event, Key Note Speaker Sylvia Chuey of the Tamarack Institute and Keizer Mayor Cathy Clark shared insights about solving the community’s most challenging problems, including homelessness.
Chuey shared how early researchers identified five conditions as necessary for collective impact to occur. She then explained how our understanding of those conditions is evolving:
The Five Conditions
From Common Agenda to Community Aspiration
From Shared Measurement to Strategic Learning
From Mutually Reinforcing Activities to High Leverage Activities
From Continuous Communication to Inclusive Community Engagement
From Backbone to Containers for Change