What is Collective Impact?

Collective Impact is about making an impact together – working in collaboration to achieve sustainable social change.

It’s about the community, local organisations and government working together to address priorities that they’ve all agreed are the most important. These priorities begin with what the Alice Springs community say are the areas that must change to improve the outcomes for Alice Springs children.

This is what we mean when we say Collective Impact.


Collective Impact in Alice Springs

We know that challenges don’t exist individually – they are part of a complex, interrelated ecosystem, and overcoming these obstacles requires broad cross-sector coordination.

The Collective Impact approach has been used in around 80 projects across Australia, and there are many examples of success.

Child Friendly Alice is unique to Central Australia, and although it’s often described as a ‘new way of working’ – it is more accurate to say we’re using already existing knowledge, practice and wisdom together with our community insight to guide collective work.

Watch the ‘What is Collective Impact’ video below to learn more about  Collective Impact.

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Want to know more about Child Friendly Alice? We’d love to hear from you. New members are welcome to join our Working, Advisory and Backbone groups.

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Child Friendly Alice acknowledges and honours First Nations peoples, paying respect to Elders past and present as custodians of this land. In Mparntwe (Alice Springs), we live and work on Arrernte country.

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