At the conference, we were moved and challenged to think deeply by keynote speaker Vu Le, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, who presented on Collective Impact with Community (presentation starts at 1:12, though I recommend starting at 1:08 to listen to spoken word artist ChiClopz). Hope SF also led great sessions (Rebuilding Trust, Transforming Power: Art, Faith and Culture as the ‘Soul’ of Collective Impact and Trauma-Informed Collective Impact: From Hurt to Healing in Communities of Color) on their collective impact initiative to transform public housing and revitalize communities in San Francisco.
Saving Animal Lives in Oklahoma (April 30)
I presented on collective impact to a statewide gathering of animal shelters, nonprofit groups and government agencies convened by the Kirkpatrick Foundation. Over 100 attendees gathered at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. They learned together from related national initiatives and exemplary programs in the state and about how they may achieve a 90% live release date for dogs and cats by the year 2025 through a collective impact approach.