The Collective Impact framework was recommended by educators leading the establishment of the Shine initiative. The approach is outlined in the following article Stanford Review Article and reviewed in this one. Channeling_Change_SSIR.
The framework was adopted because it addresses aspects of community activity that are absent in Porirua.
The five result areas in the framework are:
- A common agenda
- Shared measurement
- Mutually reinforcing activity
- Continuous communication
- Backbone functions
The Collective Impact approach needs to be supplemented with processes that ensure local communities are recognised and respected by organisations and agencies.
Rev Popo Su’a initiated a discussion of this issue soon after the Education Summit. Other experienced commentators have made similar comments as can be seen in this recent article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
The Collective Impact approach is often used to coordinate the activities of organisations and philanthropic and charitable funders. This is a longstanding issue in Porirua and adapting the system to do this effectively is work in progress. The current framework is outlined in this document System (May 2014)
The Shine process also seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of community participation and the use and distribution of community and public resources.
The process began with schools as a core resource for children and young people in every community, and asks how the learning environment can be sustained and improved by contributions from families, local villages and the numerous publicly funded and voluntary activities in Porirua City.