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Getting Ready for Collective Impact: Understanding the Funder's Role in Creating Large-Scale Social Change

May 4th, 2017
8:30AM to 1:00PM
Associated Grant Makers, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA
Consultant, Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Best practices
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Collective impact is one way to effectively create large-scale social change.  Embarking on a collective impact effort requires commitment, lots of coordination, and an understanding of how collective impact differs from other types of collaboration. Please join us for an informative workshop geared toward the specific implications you should consider when embarking on a collective impact effort.

Given your important role in our community, Melissa Oomer from FSG will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about collective impact as a tool for social change. The training will cover:
•    How collective impact differs from other forms of collaboration
•    How to get started on a collective impact effort
•    Your role in a collective impact initiative as a funder

Melissa Oomer, Associate Director, FSG

Melissa has deep collective impact expertise, helping collaborative efforts work together in new ways to solve complex social problems. She helped establish an initiative in Dallas comprised of over 100 organizations working together to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Most recently, Melissa spent over a year in Douglas County, NE, to start a collective impact effort for juvenile justice.

Melissa also has global development experience in both shared value and catalytic philanthropy. She led the development of a shared value strategy for a global pharmaceutical company’s Indian affiliate to increase access to insulin among low-income diabetes patients. She helped create a private foundation’s education strategy focused on improving the quality of primary and secondary education in target countries. Melissa also brings a unique perspective to the community philanthropy focus area based on her previous experience working with community foundations through CF Insights.


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Normal registration

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