Overview

Collective Impact is a community supported initiative with long-term commitment to a common agenda for solving specific social problems. Their actions are supported by a shared measurement system, mutually reinforcing activities, and ongoing communication, and are staffed by an independent backbone organization.

Together, Rapid City Collective Impact (RCCI) will catalyze and harness the talent, skill, and perspective of grass roots citizens, businesses, nonprofits, government and non-profit communities, creating collaborative ways where everyone contributes to improve life and living in Rapid City.

Timeline

The Year of Changing Summer 2017

Together, Rapid City Collective Impact (RCCI) will catalyze and harness the talent, skill, and perspective of grass roots citizens, businesses, nonprofits, government and non-profit communities, creating collaborative ways where everyone contributes to improve life and living in Rapid City.

The Year of Connecting Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Begin the process of providing assistance to nonprofits for ongoing performance improvement and service delivery and efficiencies. New collaboration and networks will be facilitated. Nonprofits will learn the best in benchmarking both as individual organizations and when working collaboratively, with the goals of improving performance, decreasing duplication, decreasing gaps in service, and increasing community connectedness.

The Year of Learning Fall 2015 – Summer 2016

Meet with organizations, businesses, and groups throughout Rapid City to introduce the RCCI initiative and gather information from key stakeholders.

5 Conditions of Collective Impact

  • Ca

    Common Agenda

    All participants have a shared vision for the desired change including a common understanding of the problem and a joint approach to solving it through agreed upon actions.

  • Sms

    Shared Measurement Systems

    Collecting data and measuring results consistently across all participants ensures efforts remain aligned and people hold each other accountable. Leadership examines trends, impact of work, and makes data driven decisions.

  • Mra

    Mutually Reinforcing Activities

    Activities may be different and must be coordinated through a mutually reinforcing plan of action. Initially, partners may test a number of activities to determine the maximum impact of a specific activity or intervention.

  • Cc

    Continuous Communication

    Consistent and open communication is needed across the leadership to define a common vocabulary, build trust, assure mutual objectives, and appreciate a shared common motivation to address the social problem.

  • Bos

    Backbone Organization Support

    Creating and managing collective impact requires a separate organization with dedicated staff and set of skills to serve as the backbone for the initiative and coordinate participating organizations and agencies.