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Strengthen Your Backbone

Some 250 leaders from around the nation gathered in San Francisco this week to address one of the fundamental conditions for achieving collective impact: Leading an effective backbone organization.
Information Update
February 14, 2014
 
Some 250 leaders from around the nation gathered in San Francisco this week to address one of the fundamental conditions for achieving collective impact: Leading an effective backbone organization.
 
The three-day gathering, Champions for Change: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact, featured discussions among leading practitioners and thinkers in community change. It was hosted by the Collective Impact Forum in partnership with the Tamarack Institute.
 
The Forum for Youth Investment (a partner in the Collective Impact Forum) presented five sessions: Chief Operating Officer Merita Irby led workshops on Identifying Cross-cutting Issues for Joint Action, Aligning Multiple Initiatives in Your Community, and Fiscal Mapping to ensure that the right resources are where they are most needed. Vice President Paul Evensen presented workshops on Measures for Partnership Accomplishments and on a Forum tool that helps partners document their work toward community and system change.
 
The Collective Impact Forum is an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions. FSG Managing Directors John Kania and Fay Hanleybrown led sessions, as did Tamarack President Paul Born.
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