Organizations and communities must be responsive, nimble, and entrepreneurial in order to respond to increasingly complex issues and challenges. This won’t happen without citizens who are active, creative, and engaged. Community builders will play an increasingly important role in making this a reality by supporting the development of the relationships, networks, and webs that will serve as a foundation for the meshwork, intersectoral initiatives, and collective impact that will be necessary. Working with diverse stakeholders and coaching them to step outside their comfort zones and think about what is possible will be essential. This session is designed to help practitioners support the change of thinking that will be necessary and will share a specific methodology and tools for change.
• explain the increasing importance of working with other organizations and sectors
• distinguish between cooperation, collaboration, collective impact, and community impact
• implement a methodology for collective impact and intersectoral initiatives
• identify key tools and resources for supporting collective impact and intersectoral initiatives