Stanford Social Innovation Review Webinar on Collective Impact and the Strive Partnership

Moderated by Eric Nee, managing editor at Stanford Social Innovation Review, this pay-per-view webinar brings together "Collective Impact" authors (published in SSIR, Winter 2011 issue) John Kania and Mark Kramer of FSG, in conversation with Jeff Edmondson, executive director of the Strive Partnership. Strive is a coalition of postsecondary, K-12, business, and nonprofit organizations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and is a featured case study in the article.

Unlike other collaborations such as social networks, collective impact initiatives involve a centralized infrastructure, a dedicated staff, and a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication, and mutually reinforcing activities among all participants. Collective impact urges the nonprofit sector to move away from isolated impact—a dominant approach that focuses on finding and funding a solution embodied within a single organization.

Kania and Kramer will introduce the conditions of a collective impact initiative and present their argument that large-scale social change comes from better cross-sector coordination rather than from the isolated intervention of individual organizations. Edmondson will share Strive Partnership’s collective impact story through the practitioner lens. Expect a lively interactive dialogue with plenty of time for Q&A and debate.

Register for the "Collective Impact: Creating Large-Scale Social Change" webinar ($49.00).

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When: January 19, 2011