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Champions for Change 2018

Champions for Change: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact

Our longest-running and most popular training, hosted by the Collective Impact Forum in partnership with the Tamarack Institute.

A strong backbone teamstaff dedicated to guiding a cross-sector group of stakeholders toward a common goalis a critical component of collective impact. We invite you to join a group of collective impact leaders for a three-day workshop designed for leaders of backbone teams from collective impact initiatives.

Through this workshop, we look forward to providing professional development to backbone leaders; creating peer learning among backbone leaders; and generating new insights on the work of backbone organizations for the field. Topics to be explored include:

  • Clarifying the roles and leadership characteristics of the backbone organization
  • Incorporating an equity lens in your collective impact work
  • Engaging the community in your initiative
  • Fostering collaboration with funders, partners, and stakeholders
  • Developing and learning from shared measurement
  • Evaluating collective impact
  • Sustaining a collective impact initiative over the long term

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Robert Albright

Former Director of Programs, Collective Impact Forum

Sheri Brady

Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships Aspen Forum for Community Solutions

Fay Hanleybrown

Managing Director

Paul Schmitz

Senior Advisor Collective Impact Forum

Jennifer Splansky Juster

Executive Director Collective Impact Forum

Liz Weaver

Vice President Tamarack Institute

Junious Williams, Jr.

Senior Advisor Collective Impact Forum