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As non-profits face a changing landscape there are many uncertainties. However, when the political winds change, the pieces are in place for a progressive agenda, and dramatic changes in public policy can also provide the impetus to pursue local and regional innovations. One alternative is to come together to achieve greater collective impact around pressing community issues.

When: September 20, 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: University of Bridgeport Waterbury Center
84 Progress Lane
Waterbury, Connecticut  06705
United States
Presenter: Sharon Danosky, Danosky & Associates and Kim Morgan, United Way of Western CT
Contact: Odessa Lopez
860-525-5080 x1020

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Working for Change: Collective Impact


Learn the skills to work collectively with other nonprofits to positively impact your communities! Collective impact brings together organizations from different sectors to collaborate to address specific social problems. Employing the five essential components of Collective Impact leads to significant results: a common agenda, shared efforts, implementation, shared measurements, continuous communication, and backbone support.


At a time of increasing uncertainty, it is important for nonprofits to work together around pressing community issues. In 2011, the Stamford Social Innovator published Channeling Change, Making Collective Impact Work by John Kania and Mark Kramer. Their pivotal work prompted discussions and innovative approaches to the issues facing many of our communities.


Participants will review the collective impact model, how it can be incorporated as part of the strategic planning process and offer organizations the opportunity to explore collaboration from the perspective of achieving more significant impact than by addressing issues in a silo. 


This workshop is co-sponsored with the Connecticut Community Foundation.


About the Presenters:


Founder & Owner

Danosky & Associates, LLC

Sharon Danosky is a strategist and thought leader who partners with nonprofit organizations and their boards to build organizational capacity that works.  With over 25 years as a member of the senior management team for hospitals and human organizations and 10 years’ consulting for organizations across the non-profit sector, Sharon knows how to drive change and achieve results.  It’s not about adopting the latest trend – rather it’s focusing on the introspective work an organization needs to do while understanding and embracing external dynamics.  



Chief Executive Officer

United Way of Western Connecticut

Kim Morgan is the Chief Executive Officer for United Way of Western Connecticut. With more than twenty five years experience working in the non-profit field, she has worked to improve the quality of life for those impacted by mental health and substance abuse issues, homelessness, and poverty. Kim has consulted with non-profits on outcome measurements, strategic planning and grant writing.


Program Fees:

The member fee is $50 and the not-yet-member fee is $90 for general registration.

Payment is due in full upon registration and enrollment will not be guaranteed until payment is received.

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