CONNECTING FOR IMPACT
We exist to help create connected and resilient communities with a sense
of shared responsibility
ABOUT CMM SOCIAL CHANGE
For the last 20 years CMM Social Change has been working to design, implement and refine a collective approach to addressing complex social challenges nationally and internationally. CMM Social Change leads and provides long-term and embedded Collective Impact support to place-based collaborations and communities.
We exist to help create connected and resilient communities with a sense of shared responsibility. We encourage and enable community members to feel empowered to work together with partners across sectors to positively impact the life outcomes of their local community. Our hope is that the communities we support will emerge to tackle anything that comes their way.
We believe fully in the power of community members coming together to amplify their greatest strengths in order to tackle their
Over time, we have witnessed enormous shifts and gains when community leads the work in reforming systems. We have seen mobilised and confident communities join arms with a sense of shared responsibility to achieve social change. We have seen power being turned upside-down so that community members are truly part of the decision-making that affects them.
We also believe that success in this work requires personal discipline, deep attention to detail, unwavering commitment and joyous creativity. We offer big support and we encourage high levels of accountability.
This is how impact can be achieved.
We have seen individual leaders emerge and flourish as well as systems shifting and integrating to become increasingly relevant and accessible. Using this approach, communities have affected changes in local, state and national policy, and built prototypes which have been translated into other contexts. Most importantly, we have observed communities recording measurable signs of impact. These experiences provide compelling reasons for us to commit to the Collective Impact approach wherever communities are eager and ready to engage.
SHARING THE PRACTICE
These animations shares how we at CMM Social Change see and feel Collective Impact.
Our practice takes us to urban, regional, remote and very remote places, where we have observed strong change leaders in each setting seeking a tool which will accelerate broad understanding of the Place-based Collective Impact approach; a tool which removes the jargon and technical language and speaks to the hearts of community and its partners.
We hope these animations will help provide understanding and engagement amongst community members who must lead this change, that they offers strong insights and energy across sectors and that it is readily able to shine a light on what is possible from the early stages of exploration of the Collective Impact approach.