Our Place uses a collective impact approach to enable the delivery of Community Action Plans by local agencies and organisation to assist communities experiencing intergenerational disadvantage.
What is collective impact?
Collective impact initiatives bring together individuals and organisations across a community to focus on tackling social issues for positive outcomes. It enables large-scale, long-term positive social and economic impact.
Our Place uses a collective impact approach to tackle complex social issue collectively outside political, administrative and funding cycles. We work together to deliver systems change and positive, sustainable, long-term outcomes for disadvantaged communities and individuals.
To enable genuine collaboration and social innovation, Our Place uses the five traditional conditions of collective impact (see below) PLUS:
- place-based, whole-of-community focus – one location, all cohorts, all issues, which allows wholistic community solutions beyond single cohorts/issues
- 10-year implementation model – incubates, embeds and sustains collective impact work to create self-sufficiency
- incubation approach – setting strong foundations for positive impact, enabling genuinely self-sustaining, long-term positive impact
- cross-organisation administrative backbone – leading implementation and robustly measuring and evaluating outcomes to effectively and objectively track progress
- benevolent, neutral trust governance – unique model holds members in a legally binding relationship to contribute to a resources pool, in the interest of the whole and promote genuine collaboration
- collaborative leadership – this is an essential pre-condition and involves willingness/capacity to pool resources to support planning and infrastructure, and address issues in new and different ways.
5 traditional conditions of collective impact
Our Place's unique approach to collective impact is based on five traditional conditions:
- collective governance and common agenda of members/partners
- measuring outcomes and tracking progress
- coordinated services and aligned activities
- community engagement and communication
- coordinated support and implementation.
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