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Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1.

Changing Roles and Practices of Collective Impact Applications Norman Walzer and Liz Weaver Chapter 2. Conceptual Foundations for CI Uses Craig Bradbrook Chapter 3. Network Agreements: Co-Designing Principles that Influence Network Culture Dustin Stiver Chapter 4. Intangibles: What it Takes for a Backbone Organization to Succeed Rebecca J. Gillam and Jacqueline M. Counts Chapter 5. Using Dynamic Systems Modeling to Advance Common Agendas Kathryn Lawler, Glenn Landers, Karen Minyard, Kristi Fuller and Jane Branscomb Chapter 6. Collective Impact: 3.0 Liz Weaver and Mark Cabaj Chapter 7. Using Collective Impact to Move Poverty Reduction Karen Schwartz, Liz Weaver, Natasha Pei and Aaron Kozak Chapter 8. Using Aspects of CI and Other Models to Drive Statewide Obesity Prevention Amy Korth and Amy Meinen (contributing authors Amy Hilgendorf, Catherine Breuer and Brian Christens) Chapter 9. When Cultural Differences Make a Difference: The Case of Community Change in an Arab Community in Israel Smadar Somekh, Yehonatan Almog and Fida Nijim-Ektelat Chapter 10. Progress, Challenges, and Next Steps in CI: Collective Impact as Disruptive Illumination Tom Klaus and Liz Weaver

About the Author

Norman Walzer, PhD, is Senior Research Scholar in the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. He co-edited a previous research volume on Collective Impact and community development issues. He also has actively researched local economic development issues including community supported enterprises as well as the impact of governmental structure on local public finance. Liz Weaver, BA, MM, is Vice President and Director of Operations with Tamarack Institute. Liz provides strategic direction to the organization and leads many of its key learning activities including Collective Impact capacity building services for the Ontario Trillium Foundation. She is a nonprofit organizational professional with experience in leading cross-sector, place-based collaborations on poverty at local and national levels.


"From conceptual to applied models, Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change presents cutting-edge research on a topic that resonates deeply with scholars and practitioners of community development. Innovative ways that groups interact to effect long-term changes in communities is of paramount importance- and so very needed now when change is the only constant. This volume provides both innovative and impactful ways about the difference a collective can have in community change discussions." -Rhonda G. Phillips, Dean of the Purdue Honors College and Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, USA

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