November 13, 2014    6:30-8:00PM   

REGISTER NOW!: 2014 Community Foundation Listening Learning to focus on Collective Impact

The Space@GreenStar
700 W. Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Listening to our neighbors and learning from them is a vital part of the mission of the Community Foundation. Each year we engage in special Listening Learning sessions to gather important information which helps to guide our grant making and other community impact activities. We also share all of our information with others who seek to use it to improve the quality of life in Tompkins County.

In 2014 we will conduct this activity around the theme of collective impact.

For quite some time now local leaders and nonprofit professionals have been exploring a new way to make lasting change in big issues by tackling problems on a systemic level. This approach, termed collective impact, includes a common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, and continuous communication, all coordinated by a backbone organization.

• What role should the Community Foundation have to advance collective impact in Tompkins County?

• What resources are necessary for collective impact to have powerful local results?

• What groups or sectors or communities need better engagement with collective impact?

• Is there one issue or concern in our community that has sufficient urgency to advance collective impact as a new way of solving it?

• What concerns do you have that you want to see change but that the current approach has not resulted in the desired outcomes?


Registration encouraged but not required.

2014 Report Back from Tompkins County Participants in Tamarack Institute Collective Impact Summit

Three of the local participants in the 2014 Tamarack Institute’s Collective Impact Summit were funded by a competitive grant cycle administered by the Community Foundation and funded by a combination of support from the Park Foundation, from the Community Foundation’s Collective Impact field of interest fund and by individual donors.

 More information at: Collective Impact Forum

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