We, along with our partners, have implemented almost all of these "successful conditions" for the Youth Homelessness initiative. We have created a common agenda, measurement of success, mutually reinforcing activities and a network of continuous communication. These were all structured and agreed upon at the Youth Homelessness Symposium and subsequent funders meeting in which all of the initiative's participants were present to ensure a democratic agreement. The only remaining condition to ensure the initiative's success is the creation of a backbone support system, which is currently being organized.
"The commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem[...] unlike most collaborations, [however,] collective impact initiatives involve a centralized infrastructure, a dedicated staff, and a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication, and mutually reinforcing activities among all participants."
The Five Conditions of Collective Success:
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