2016 Summit


Nov 29th & 30th, 2017






Save the Date for the next annual Collective Impact Summit on November 29-30, 2017

Join over 200 partners for this annual, interactive learning experience designed to enhance skills and inclusive collaborative processes that result in real social change.

Registration available August 29, 2017.

For information about last year’s Collective Impact Summit, Please see 2016 Summit


Session Documents

Day 1Collective Impact in the First 12 MonthsPDFAndy Davies, Liz Weaver
Day 1Find Friends and Raise ResourcesPDFMark Holmgren
Day 1Make Equity Real in your OrganizationN/ATyrone Beverly, Olga Gonzales, Lyz Riley, Chris Watney
Day 1Strategic LearningPresentationMark Cabaj
Day 1The Emerging Trends in Collective ImpactPDFMark Cabaj
Day 1Transformative Engagement From Start to FinishPresentationEunice Shankland
Day 1Welcome & Convening of Summit Learning CommunityPresentation
Day 2360 Degrees of Intelligence: The Power of Participatory EvaluationPresentationMark Cabaj
Day 2Align for ImpactPresentationKaren Pittmann
Day 2All about the BackbonePresentationMark Holmgren, Alison McCarthy, Rebecca Toll, Laura Trent
Day 2Avoid the 5 Mistakes Commonly Made Leading Collaborative InitiativesPresentation
Bill Fulton, Darrin Hicks, Dace West
Day 2Disruption and Snapback: Capturing Systems ChangePDF
Mark Cabaj
Day 2Engage Your Top 100 PartnersPresentationStephanie Monahan
Day 2Getting to ImpactPresentationKaren Pittmann
Day 2Nothing About Us Without UsN/AKirsten Gundersen, Benzel Jimmerson, Jeannie Orozco, Chris Smith
Day 2Plan Forward: The Eco-Cycle of Community ChangePDFLiz Weaver
Day 2Principles of Practice: Using Tools to Bring Them to LifePresentation
Liz Weaver
Day 2Reconvene the Summit Learning CommunityPresentationDay 2
Day 2Support Collaboration Through TechnologyPresentationAndrew Beisel, Hanna Nichols, Bill Fulton
Day 2Take Collective Impact to the Next levelPresentationStephanie Monahan, Liz Weaver
Day 2Thinking Upside Down Together to Effect ChangePDFMark Holmgren
Day 2Understanding the Strengths, Opportunities, and Challenges of Evaluating CollaborationN/ADarrin Hicks, Michele Lueck, Danielle Varda
Day 2Use Data to Drive Change (But First You Have to be Willing to Change)PresentationBecky Hoffman, Bill Fulton
Day 2Vision the Path Forward Through a Journey MapPresentation
Mark Holmgren
Day 3Building a Culture of Collaboration across Colorado and BeyondPresentationClosing

Civic Network Members

Thank you to all for joining and participating!


Denver, CO


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

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