Collaborating for Community Impact
Over three years, the Collaborating for Community Impact (CCI) Program will contribute towards a healthier, more vibrant community, by increasing the impact of nonprofit organizations - through collaboration with business, government and academia, including areas of leadership and governance; shared space; sector restructuring; and program/service delivery.
Pillar is currently exploring and documenting an inventory of existing collaborations in London, en route to researching successful case studies and defining best practices.
On September 19, 2012, Pillar will host business, public sector and nonprofit leaders at an interactive Community Collaboration Forum to identify potential opportunities to collaborate.
FACILITATING COMMUNITY CHANGE
Working together with leaders of identified and interested partner organizations, Pillar will help to address issues and build on reciprocal strengths and opportunities for collaboration across all sectors, including technological solutions, change management, and sharing core competencies.
Design & Business Plan Phase
Pillar will liaise with identified cross-sectoral community collaborations to prepare business plans, scenarios, models and implementation schedules.
Pillar will provide advisory and consultation support as the identified community collaborations work to implement their respective business plans.
Knowledge Transfer Phase
Leading a Communities of Practice (COP) Networking Group, Pillar will share knowledge and network with other communities across Ontario.
Evaluation Phase - Pillar will deliver ongoing advisory and consultation support, and complete a mid-term evaluation of all identified collaborations, in order to provide guidance and recommendations to elevate their success rates. Pillar will secure an external evaluator for a full CCI Program review to ensure optimum success.
Maureen Spencer Golovchenko, Community Collaboration Program Manager
A SISTER COLLABORATION
In launching London's CCI Program in recent months, Pillar has drawn inspiration from a sister program in Guelph-Wellington. Our collaborations are set up differently and involve different partners, so it is a great opportunity to learn from the experience of others.
As part of the connection, we’re highlighting Collaboration Week in September, as Guelph is also hosting a Community Collaboration Symposium the day after our Community Collaboration Forum.
Learn more about Guelph's Collaboration Program here