2016 Summit


Nov 29th - Dec 1st, 2016






Thank you for taking the time to learn together and to inspire such hope and solidarity when our communities need it most. We are deeply grateful for the magic we got to create with all of you.


Session Documents

Day 1 Collective Impact in the First 12 Months PDF Andy Davies, Liz Weaver
Day 1 Find Friends and Raise Resources PDF Mark Holmgren
Day 1 Make Equity Real in your Organization N/A Tyrone Beverly, Olga Gonzales, Lyz Riley, Chris Watney
Day 1 Strategic Learning Presentation Mark Cabaj
Day 1 The Emerging Trends in Collective Impact PDF Mark Cabaj
Day 1 Transformative Engagement From Start to Finish Presentation Eunice Shankland
Day 1 Welcome & Convening of Summit Learning Community Presentation
Day 2 360 Degrees of Intelligence: The Power of Participatory Evaluation Presentation Mark Cabaj
Day 2 Align for Impact Presentation Karen Pittmann
Day 2 All about the Backbone Presentation Mark Holmgren, Alison McCarthy, Rebecca Toll, Laura Trent
Day 2 Avoid the 5 Mistakes Commonly Made Leading Collaborative Initiatives Presentation
Bill Fulton, Darrin Hicks, Dace West
Day 2 Disruption and Snapback: Capturing Systems Change PDF
Mark Cabaj
Day 2 Engage Your Top 100 Partners Presentation Stephanie Monahan
Day 2 Getting to Impact Presentation Karen Pittmann
Day 2 Nothing About Us Without Us N/A Kirsten Gundersen, Benzel Jimmerson, Jeannie Orozco, Chris Smith
Day 2 Plan Forward: The Eco-Cycle of Community Change PDF Liz Weaver
Day 2 Principles of Practice: Using Tools to Bring Them to Life Presentation
Liz Weaver
Day 2 Reconvene the Summit Learning Community Presentation Day 2
Day 2 Support Collaboration Through Technology Presentation Andrew Beisel, Hanna Nichols, Bill Fulton
Day 2 Take Collective Impact to the Next level Presentation Stephanie Monahan, Liz Weaver
Day 2 Thinking Upside Down Together to Effect Change PDF Mark Holmgren
Day 2 Understanding the Strengths, Opportunities, and Challenges of Evaluating Collaboration N/A Darrin Hicks, Michele Lueck, Danielle Varda
Day 2 Use Data to Drive Change (But First You Have to be Willing to Change) Presentation Becky Hoffman, Bill Fulton
Day 2 Vision the Path Forward Through a Journey Map Presentation
Mark Holmgren
Day 3 Building a Culture of Collaboration across Colorado and Beyond Presentation Closing

Civic Network Members

Thank you to all for joining and participating!

Hotel/Venue Information
1420 Stout Street
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center  Special Rates are available when booking accommodation at the event's venue. Reference "Canopy Summit Group Block" when booking.
303-592-1000 | 1800-HILTONS


Karen J. Pittman

President and CEO, The Forum For Youth Investment

Liz Weaver

Director, The Learning Centre

Mark Cabaj

President, Here to There Edmonton

Bill Fulton

Founder & Executive Director, The Civic Canopy

Collective Impact Summit Schedule Overview

Return to the Summit website often as the event schedule is finalized.
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Tamarack Institute
3:00 pm

Networking & Break

3:30 pm

Workshop A

Eunice M. Shankland
Mark Cabaj

Strategic Learning

5:00 pm

Networking & Reception

8:00 am


Tamarack Institute
Karen J. Pittman

Getting to Impact: How do we know?

10:30 am

Workshop B

Karen J. Pittman

Align for Impact

12:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00 pm

Workshop C

2:30 pm

Networking & Break

3:00 pm

Workshop D

8:00 am


Tamarack Institute
The Civic Canopy



Collective Impact 3.0 | Liz Weaver & Mark Cabaj

As part of Tamarack’s 2016 Community Change Series, Tamarack thought leader, Mark Cabaj, and myself decided to review the Collective Impact framework with a new perspective. When Collective Impact first hit the scene many years ago, it was viewed as a revolution in the world of social change. And although...
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Are Scholarships Available?

Thank you for your interest in a Summit Scholarship. To be considered for a scholarship, please read the information below, complete the application provided and send it to [email protected] The purpose of offering scholarships is to help address barriers to attending the Summit, especially financial barriers. To maximize the number...
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Summit Learning Objectives

Collective Impact Summit participants will: Increase knowledge and skills around the emerging trends in Collective Impact across Colorado and North America Explore innovations in the field that strengthen the application of a collective impact approach Build capacity to deepen implementation of collaborative solutions and effectively measure impact Explore how to...
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Wondering how to best drive transformative change in your community?

Join over 250 colleagues who, like you, believe that when the many work as one for the good of all we can collectively achieve real community change where individuals are engaged, neighborhoods are healthy and communities are thriving. Learn from national, regional and community experts about emerging trends in collective...
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What can you expect from this multi-day, interactive Summit?

The Collective Impact Summit will use a Community Learning Model to weave together theory and practice, experiences and concrete tools, individual stories and systems perspectives while building a culture of collaboration among attendees. The event will include: Keynote sessions by national experts to introduce emerging trends in the field Fifteen...
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Ficha Técnica

Reguntándose cómo mejor cambio transformador en su comunidad? Únase a más de 250 colegas que piensan, como usted, que cuando los muchos trabajan como uno solo para el bien de todos, podemos lograr un verdadero cambio en la comunidad colectiva donde los individuos están comprometidos, en los barrios y comunidades...
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Beca de la Cumbre

Gracias por su interés en una Beca de la Cumbre. Para ser considerado para una beca, por favor lea la información a continuación, completar la solicitud y enviarla a [email protected]

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