At Akaperte Consulting, we believe in the power of community to bring about meaningful change. Our platform supports community groups to operate a collective impact model. Collective impact models are based on the principle of bringing together multiple organisations and individuals to work towards a common goal, with a shared vision and strategy.
Indigenous cultures have always placed great emphasis on the importance of community and collective action. In many Indigenous communities, decision-making is often made through consensus, with individuals working together towards a common goal. This approach is in line with the principles of collective impact models, which aim to bring together a diverse range of organisations and individuals to work towards a shared goal.
At Akaperte Consulting, we provide training and workshops to support community groups to operate a collective impact model. Our workshops are designed to educate and empower participants on the principles of collective impact, and how they can be applied in their own communities. Our workshops also explore the intersections between Indigenous culture and collective impact models, highlighting the ways in which these approaches can complement each other.
In addition to our workshops, we also offer coaching and support to community groups looking to implement a collective impact model. Our team has extensive experience in community engagement and research, and we use this expertise to help groups navigate the complexities of collective impact and achieve their goals.
What is Collective Impact?
Collective Impact is a structured approach to problem-solving that brings together multiple stakeholders from different sectors to work towards a common goal. It is a long-term and systemic change that addresses complex social issues through a collaborative and coordinated effort.
Why is Collective Impact important?
Collective Impact is important because it allows for a coordinated and unified effort to address complex social issues. By bringing together multiple stakeholders from different sectors, it leverages their resources and expertise to achieve a common goal that would be difficult to achieve alone.
Who can participate in Collective Impact initiatives?
Collective Impact initiatives can include representatives from government, non-profit organisations, businesses, and community members. It requires the participation of multiple stakeholders to achieve its goals.
What are the key components of Collective Impact?
The key components of Collective Impact include a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support.
How is Collective Impact different from traditional collaboration?
Traditional collaboration is typically ad hoc and focused on specific projects. Collective Impact is more structured and focused on systemic change through a long-term, coordinated effort.
What are the benefits of Collective Imact?
The benefits of using a Collective Impact approach include increased efficiency, better results, and the ability to address complex social issues in a coordinated and unified way. Additionally, it helps to build trust and relationships among stakeholders, leading to a more sustainable and impactful solution.