What Is Collective Impact?
Too many organizations are working in isolation from one another. Collective impact brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change.
- It starts with a common agenda. Organizations come together to collectively define the problem then work together to create solutions.
- It establishes shared measurement. All participating organizations agree to track progress in the same way, which allows for continuous improvement.
- It fosters mutually reinforcing activities. Coordinating the group’s collective efforts will maximize the end result.
It encourages continuous communication. The collective works to build trust and relationships among all partners.
It has a strong backbone. One team is specifically dedicated to orchestrating the work of the group. BTM’s backbone is
Co-County Wellness Services.
All of these conditions together can achieve extraordinary results. Berks Teens Matter is currently comprised of 32 partner organizations!
All About Children
Berks Community Health Center
Berks County Community Foundation
Berks County Intermediate Unit
Berks County Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Program
City of Reading
Co-County Wellness Services
Community Prevention Partnership
Council on Chemical Abuse
FXV Digital Design
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Maternal and Family Health Services
Olivet Boys and Girls Club
Penn State Health System
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Planned Parenthood Keystone
Reading Area Community College
Reading Health System, All About Women
Reading Health System, Children’s Health Center
Reading Health System, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Reading Health System, Diversity & Community Engagement
Reading Health System, Family Heath Care Center
Reading Police Department
Reading School District
Senator Judy Schwank
Shillington Women, Infants and Children
United Way of Berks County