Sarah Brittle is Backbone Leader at Alice Springs collective impact initiative Strong Kids Strong Centre. Sarah wrote this blog post:
The focus here at Strong Kids Strong Centre is about gathering the local data we know is critical for ensuring Alice Springs is a child-friendly community.
We know that creating long lasting social change isn’t easy.
For leaders working in complex and changing circumstances, such as a collective impact initiative, there can be a real sense of isolation. This may seem counterintuitive when collective impact is about working together and moving away from isolated impact,
We spend our whole working lives in a non-sharing environment but being a part of Opportunity Child provides permission to share and ask.
Connecting Community for Kids backbone leader Jane Miller shared this reflection on the relationships she had formed and connections made since being part of Opportunity Child.
Mary Hajistassi is Backbone Leader of South Australia’s Together in the South, an Opportunity Child partner community.
“Here at Together in the South, we’re about action. Action to ensure that every child is safe, healthy, active,
Logan Together is a Queensland collective impact initiative. It’s everybody who cares about Logan’s kids and we did a whole lot of growing in 2017.
As we grew, we wanted to share the love more and more with our partners and community.
Former backbone leader Sharon Fraser shares insights into navigating collective impact governance.
“Getting the right governance foundations in place is critical in collective impact collaborations. Not so long ago I was working in a collaboration that decided to reset the governance structure.