Collective Impact as a tool to bring about community change has seen remarkable growth in usage since 2011. Collective Impact has been used successfully with a variety of local issues and has raised the consciousness of how community groups interact as well as the approaches that can lead to long-term innovations.
This edited volume sets forth conceptual foundations for using Collective Impact as well as sharing basic approaches that have succeeded in projects under diverse circumstances. It will be useful for both academics and practitioners as Collective Impact continues to undergo substantial changes in focus and direction. Building on Kania and Kramer’s influential work, it provides readers with detailed insights not only into how the Collective Impact system works but also innovative applications to issues facing community developers. The diverse topics shared by the contributing authors make this volume especially important for practitioners designing programs to bring about long-term changes in their communities.
Including discussion about how Collective Impact has succeeded in different governmental settings, this book demonstrates how Collective Impact has been modified to accommodate the associated cultural differences with 10 chapters written by experienced on-the-ground community development experts.
"From conceptual to applied models, Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change presents cutting-edge research on a topic that resonates deeply with scholars and practitioners of community development. Innovative ways that groups interact to effect long-term changes in communities is of paramount importance— and so very needed now when change is the only constant. This volume provides both innovative and impactful ways about the difference a collective can have in community change discussions." -Rhonda G. Phillips, Dean of the Purdue Honors College and Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, USA
Changing Roles and Practices of Collective Impact Applications
Norman Walzer and Liz Weaver
Conceptual Foundations for CI Uses
Network Agreements: Co-Designing Principles that Influence Network Culture
Intangibles: What it Takes for a Backbone Organization to Succeed
Rebecca J. Gillam and Jacqueline M. Counts
Using Dynamic Systems Modeling to Advance Common Agendas
Kathryn Lawler, Glenn Landers, Karen Minyard, Kristi Fuller and Jane Branscomb
Collective Impact: 3.0
Liz Weaver and Mark Cabaj
Using Collective Impact to Move Poverty Reduction
Karen Schwartz, Liz Weaver, Natasha Pei and Aaron Kozak
Using Aspects of CI and Other Models to Drive Statewide Obesity Prevention
Amy Korth and Amy Meinen (contributing authors Amy Hilgendorf, Catherine Breuer and Brian Christens)
When Cultural Differences Make a Difference: The Case of Community Change in an Arab Community in Israel
Smadar Somekh, Yehonatan Almog and Fida Nijim-Ektelat
Progress, Challenges, and Next Steps in CI: Collective Impact as Disruptive Illumination
Tom Klaus and Liz Weaver
This series serves community developers, planners, public administrators and others involved in practice and policy making in the realm of community development. Building on a 40 year history of publishing the journal, Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, the book series seeks to contribute to the growing and rapidly changing knowledge base as a resource for practitioners and researchers alike.
To find out more about the Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society please visit: www.tandfonline.com/rcod.
For more information about the Community Development Society please visit: http://www.comm-dev.org/publications/research-a-practice-series
Rhonda G. Phillips
Purdue University, USA
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Iowa State University, USA
Gary P. Green
University of Wisconsin, USA
National University of Ireland
Northern Illinois University, USA