From the AoH emaillist, early Spring 2014:
A friend just showed me this article on approaches to cross-sector coordination -- which reminds me (at first blush) of the teach on core teams that Tuesday and Tim just gave at the Beyond the Basics in Columbus.
"The social sector is filled with examples of partnerships, networks, and other types of joint efforts. But collective impact initiatives are distinctly different. Unlike most collaborations, 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."
There are companion pieces on "Backbone Organizations" that sound a bit like core teams, and "Embracing Emergence - How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity."
Have you seen this? Has it been talked about on the AoH list? Curious about any AoH practitioners takes on this model and approach. I meet with her tomorrow and would appreciate any pointing to previous conversations!
Hello, Jeff. Thanks for bringing this possible connection between Collective Impact and the teachings at Beyond the Basics in Columbus. I was very fortunate to be able to attend that gathering, and thank Chris, Tim, Tuesday and Caitlin for their top-notch hosting! It was a very nourishing three days.
The link that Jess was referring to.