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THE BIG PICTURE APPROACH

ACHIEVING COLLECTIVE IMPACT: How Partnerships Change Community Outcomes

September 11-13, 2012
 

Meeting Materials (Please refer to the Table of Contents for specifics in each section)
 

OVERVIEW
Download the overiew (PDF)
 
TAKE SHAPE
Step One: FORM (download PDF)
Step Two: CONNECT (download PDF)
 
TAKE AIM
Step Three: FRAME (download PDF)
Step Four: ENGAGE (download PDF)
 
TAKE STOCK
Step Five: ANALYZE (download PDF)
Step Six: VALIDATE (download PDF)
 
TARGET ACTION
Step Seven: VISULAIZE (download PDF)
Step Eight: ALIGN (download PDF)
 
TRACK PROGRESS
Step Nine: TRACK (download PDF)

Step Ten: IMPROVE (download PDF)

Additonal Resources


Facilitator’s Guide: Using the stakeholder wheel.
This packet of materials is designed for a collaborative meeting ice breaker, town hall exercise or small group activity. The goal is to learn more about the range of stakeholders of a collaborative effort.

Success for Life Tool Kit.  (Including example of local action planning team worksheet.)
In Massachusetts, a cross-sector, cross-discipline, cross-agency team held a series of ground-breaking conversations to define and advance a shared set of goals and strategies capable of lifting all children, youth and families toward self-sufficiency and success for life. This guide is built upon Ready by 21’s Big Picture Approach and features the tools and resources utilized for those conversations.  The work in Massachusetts was led by a partnership between United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and was facilitated by the Forum for Youth Investment.
 
Facilitator’s Guide: Mapping coalitions, networks, and other moving trains.
This packet of materials assists with learning more about aligning existing coalitions and networks. It provides an activity guide, worksheet and sample visual. This sample guide has a child and youth focus but the exercises can be adapted for a broader set of coalitions and networks.
 
Facilitator’s Guide: Outcomes dashboards.
This facilitator’s guide helps a leader assist community members in thinking broadly about their goals for children and youth and how their specific goals fit into the ‘bigger picture.’ This example is a population of focus for children and youth but the exercise can be adapted to continue on up the age span.
 
Involving young people in community change.
Engaging young people as partners in community change is a compelling idea, but translating that idea into effective practice requires focused attention to a range of issues. They are important but simple principles for putting the idea of youth engagement into practice.