Collective Impact Convening

Nashville showed up in force at this year’s Collective Impact Convening in Boston, from May 23-25, sponsored by the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions and FSG.

Our city was represented by the nonprofit, government, and philanthropic sectors to learn about effective ways to collaborate on solving large-scale, complex social issues.

How’s Nashville is a collective impact initiative that is organized around:

  1. A Common Agenda.
  2. Common Progress Measures.
  3. Mutually Reinforcing Activities.
  4. Ongoing Communications.
  5. And a Backbone Organization.

With our community’s discussion around strengthening and unifying our governance system around homelessness, we will revamp our How’s Nashville collaborative. It is useful to take time out and think what tools are available to us to make our work meaningful and engaging for all stakeholders.

Collective Impact provides such tools.


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