collective impact

3 key insights

OC Connect whets appetite

3 key insights OC Connect revealed, as observed by those present…

Straight Up: interviews with backbone leaders: Matthew Cox

Matthew Cox has particular experience in applying collective impact methodologies in the local context, and is our latest backbone leader to be interviewed for this series.

Counting down days to OC Connect

Opportunity Child is humming with the energy our communities, core team and our partner agencies are generating.

OC Connect will be held next week and we’re working hard with our team of codesigners from across our national collective, to add the final touches.

OC Connect

Every day we take another step forward on our national journey to ensure all children in Australia have the best chance to thrive in learning and life. Register now for OC Connect…

Partner community in focus — Go Goldfields

Sharon Fraser from Go Goldfields (GG) gives a snapshot of how GG is working to create and deliver locally relevant responses to social issues

Q1 2017: Opportunity +

This Quarter — a message from Michelle Lucas

2017 is well advanced and at the end of this first quarter I am so pleased to have connected with many of you already this year.  By way of update, Opportunity Child (OC) is sharing how to ‘Mobilise. Measure. Sustain’ with the Department of Social Services and I am thrilled to have been invited recently to attend the DSS Policy Hack where the new Try, Test, Learn thinking was being applied.

Compelling case for place based evaluation

We are spreading the word about the importance of place based evaluation at Opportunity Child.

Roles for Public Sector

All the king’s horses, all the king’s men? Yes and everyone else too.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. The thing about Humpty Dumpty is that all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, for all their efforts on their own, could not put Humpty together again.

Is Collective Impact the right approach for you in 2017?

In this blog by David provides some advice about when to choose collective impact. Mark Cabaj from Tamarack Institute has wisely stated: “Collective impact when necessary, but not necessarily collective impact.” Let us know what you think about David’s advice and share your thoughts in the comments section.