36 minutes | Mar 31, 2021

What is the Role of the Backbone in Collective Impact?

What does it mean to be the backbone within a collective impact initiative? What processes are helpful in choosing a backbone for a specific effort? In this episode, we’re focusing on the various ways the backbone works, and a few things to avoid when establishing a new backbone role.Featuring Jennifer Splansky Juster, Robert Albright, and Tracy Timmons-Gray.Resources and FootnotesReport: When Collective Impact Has Impact: A Cross-Site Study of 25 Collective Impact InitiativesResource: Backbone Starter Guide: A Summary of Major Resources about the BackboneMore on Collective Impact approach to collaborate for social change:Infographic: What is Collective Impact?Resource List: Getting Started in Collective ImpactThe Intro music, entitled “Running,” was composed by Rafael Krux, and can be found here and is licensed under CC: By 4.0.The outro music, entitled “Deliberate Thought,” was composed by Kevin Macleod. Licensed under CC: By.Have a question related to collaborative work that you'd like to have discussed on the podcast? You can send it to our short podcast listener survey or at info@collectiveimpactforum.org.
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