Announcing The Search: Growing Collective Impact in Australia
Collaboration for Impact are launching a new initiative that’s set to accelerate the Collective Impact movement in Australia, and help shift the way communities across Australia approach society’s biggest challenges. Brought together by the Centre for Social Impact, Westpac Foundation, Social Solutions Group (USA), Blackbaud Pacific, Results Leadership Group (Australia and USA), Social Ventures Australia and Australian Communities Foundation, we are proud to announce The Search. With The Search, we are looking to find one community from across the country to receive up to $1 million of resources and support in implementing the Collective Impact framework over a three-year period. At the time of launching, the pool of resources and support is valued at $416,000. The Search Governance Group and others will help build the pool of resources and support throughout The Search process. The Search initiative, the first of its kind in Australia, involves a staged capacity-building application process, that will take place over nine months. Applicants will be offered support through:
- membership to online learning platform www.collaborationforimpact.com providing access to the full resources and network of the Collaboration for Impact community;
- a monthly webinar;
- a weekly Question and Answer service; and
- a discounted rate to the Collective Impact 2014 Conference in Melbourne, 22-23 July 2014.
Additionally, short-listed communities will receive up to $5000 worth of support to significantly advance their Collective Impact initiative for their application. An eminent group of cross-sector Judges from around the world will support The Search process and select the community to receive the support. We believe The Search has the potential to transform the way we respond to complex social problems in Australia, and create long-lasting social impact. “Systemic change ultimately depends on a sustained campaign to increase the capacity and coordination of an entire field.”