The Model

Because every child deserves every chance to reach their full potential

The Theory


Every Child CQ is using adaptive leadership principles and an internationally recognised Collective Impact approach that is successfully addressing deeply entrenched and complex social problems across the world.

John Kania & Mark Kramer first wrote about Collective Impact in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2011 and identified five key elements:

all participants have a common agenda for change including a shared understanding of the problem and a joint approach to solving it through agreed upon actions
collecting data and measuring results consistently across all the participants ensures shared measurement for alignment and accountability
a plan of action that outlines and coordinates mutually reinforcing activities for each participant
open and continuous communication is needed across the many players to build trust, assure mutual objectives, and create common motivation
backbone organisation(s) with staff and specific set of skills to serve the entire initiative and coordinate participating organisations and agencies.
You can read and download the PDF document of the article Collective Impact By John Kania & Mark Kramer here or read it on the website Stanford Social Innovation Review.

In Practice

Matthew Cox, Group Manager Community Services, Australian Red Cross “We know that if you can get kids to age 8 in reasonable shape then you massively boost their life chances.” Through Collective Impact we can ‘illuminate the obvious,…. understand the essence of the problem and then get organised to do something about it”.
See the work being undertaken by Strive Together.

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