Equity in Collective Impact

Equity in Collective Impact

This set of blog posts by various authors and leaders within Collective Impact examines what it means to develop and apply an explicit focus on equity to community collaborative work. For example: an October 25 2015 post by Sandra Witt asserts “Incorporating an explicit focus on equity requires a consistent and intentional effort to create the time and mechanisms that help us to examine whether we are actually changing our practices, processes, policies, and systems so that “equity” does not become just another buzz word.” A September 2 2015 post by Paul Schmitz offers these three steps: 1. Be aware – even vigilant – about who is and is not at our tables. 2. Examine our breadth of perspectives. Do we have all the voices and perspectives we need at the table to properly understand and solve the problem? 3. Commit – internally and even publicly – to goals for increasing the diversity of people at our tables to better represent our community or population we are working to impact.