Lynn Fergussen from Social Impact Advisors connects with Tamer Ibrahim and Kate Flynn about the collective impact process, what it is like to be a backbone, and lessons learned from the field. Collective impact is defined as a group of organizations working together to address a major challenge by developing an integrated approach that fundamentally improves population -level outcomes in a community. Social Impact Advisors currently provides coaching support to a wide range of Collectives that seek to impact social and environmental change. Collectives often include institutions, nonprofits, public service agencies, and for-profit businesses aligned around a common goal.
Tamer Ibrahim Youth Collective Impact Manager at Laidlaw Foundation and Chair of the Board at For Youth Initiative; and Katherine Flynn General Manager at Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College.
Tamer shares his insights from the Laidlaw Youth Collective Impact program and what he has learned about governance and best practices from grantees.
Kate discusses her experience acting as the backbone support for the Bay Area Climate Change Council and what strategies have supported the development and on-going sustainability of the collective.