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Collective Impact: From Common Goals to Uncommon Results

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
The California Endowment, Center for Healthy Communities, Redwood Room
1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Collective impact has proven to be an effective approach in tackling a wide range of complex social and environmental problems in communities all over the world. Introduced in a 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review article, the collective impact framework brings people and sectors together in a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities and continuous communication, with a strong backbone team dedicated to orchestrating the work of the group.

Join Southern California Grantmakers for a deep dive with Jennifer Splansky Juster, Executive Director of the Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions that supports the efforts of collective impact practitioners. Jennifer will unpack the key elements of the collective impact framework and share insights gleaned from an in-depth study of 25 collective impact sites.

We will also hear from three local leaders of collective impact sites in Southern California:

  • Emily Bradley leads strategic grantmaking for Home For Good, a community-driven initiative that represents 300+ cross-sector partners working collaboratively on systems and solutions to homelessness in LA County.
  • Denise Grande directs the LA County Arts Ed Collective, which coordinates Countywide efforts to ensure that all students receive quality arts instruction by expanding teaching and learning, and building political and public will.
  • Zahirah Mann leads the development of a new collective impact initiative, the Child Welfare Collective Impact Working Group, which has achieved several early wins in making progress towards recruiting and retaining foster parents, especially for children ages 0-5.




Emily Bradley
Program Officer
Home For Good 

Denise Grande
Director of Arts Education
LA County Arts Commission 

Zahirah Mann
Program Officer
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Collective impact is a tool for cross-sector collaboration, so please feel free to extend this invitation to your grantees. 


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No cost to participate.

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and non-members eligible for SCG membership and their invited grantees. Grantee organizations must designate representatives whose role involves program and/or policy, not solely development.

This program is sold out.

Parking and Transportation
Parking is available on site at The California Endowment on a first come, first serve basis. If the Endowment parking is full, parking is available nearby at the Terminal Annex Post Office for $6.00 (cash only).

Public Transportation is easily accessible. Please click here for detailed driving directions as well as public transportation information. The California Endowment also provides bicycle parking on site.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.