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2019 Champions For Change Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact

Hosting Organization: 
Collective Impact Forum
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:00pm EDT
Pittsburgh, PA
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Join the Collective Impact Forum this October in Pittsburgh for a three-day workshop designed for backbone teams from collective impact initiatives.

A strong backbone team — staff dedicated to guiding a cross-sector group of stakeholders toward a common goal — is a critical component of collective impact. Champions for Change, the Forum's most popular workshop, provides professional development to backbone leaders; encourages peer learning among backbone teams, and shares new insights on the work of backbones from the field.

Topics to be explored include:

  • Clarifying the roles and leadership characteristics of the backbone
  • Centering equity in your collective impact work
  • Fostering community collaboration and co-ownership in your initiative
  • Building collaboration with funders, partners, and stakeholders
  • Developing and learning from shared measurement
  • Evaluating collective impact
  • Sustaining momentum for collective impact initiatives over the long-term

View the in-development 2019 workshop agenda here.  

Who Should Attend:

The Champions for Change learning experience is most geared for those who are more at the early/beginning stages of their collective impact work, whether you are are just starting out or are a couple years into your initiative. It can also be a helpful learning experience if you have a team who are new to working in the collective impact space.

How to Register/RSVP: 

Learn more and register.

Have questions? Contact Tracy Timmons-Gray about workshop content and Christopher Pulido about registration and logistics.