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American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) contracted with Collective Impact to conduct a qualitative market research analysis including sales trend, customer satisfaction, product needs, product development, and marketing and advertising. The project culminated with the development of a summary report with key conclusions and strategic recommendations. The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. This was AFB’s our motto when they opened their doors in 1921, and it continues to guide them today. As a national nonprofit with offices in five US cities, AFB is a leader in expanding possibilities for the more than 20 million Americans living with vision loss by championing access and equality, and standing at the forefront of new technologies.

Angel's Place

Angels’ Place contracted with Collective Impact to conduct an organizational assessment resulting in a report outlining options for short-term implementation and long-term operational sustainability of the agency. The organizational assessment included a review of past experience and performance and current trends in early childcare education and nonprofit management, as well as current financial realities facing the agency. Utilizing the organizational assessment findings and recommendations, Collective Impact facilitated a strategic planning process with Board of Directors and key staff leading to the development of a three-year strategic plan and action implementation plans. Angels’ Place provides exceptional family support and quality early childhood education to help parents in need and their children become lifelong learners to create a brighter future.

Appalachian Funders Network Health Working Group

Collective Impact worked with Appalachia Funders Network – Health Working Group over one-year period to help the group focus its efforts in a more strategic approach. The Appalachian Funders Network is a group of over 80 national, regional and local grantmakers who work together to accelerate the development of more diverse and resilient local economics that sustain the regions unique assets and provide widely shared prosperity for all. The focus is in Central Appalachia, the region defined as the Appalachian communities of Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Collective Impact worked with the Health Working Group to facilitate regional meetings focused on strategy development around co-investment and collaboration among funding partners. The Health Working Group convenes nearly 40 funders to learn about and assess their collective health funding priorities and barriers to the implementation and sustainability of health improvement strategies.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Nonprofit Resource Center and West Virginia Nonprofit Association

Collective Impact provided a training workshop on Strategic Planning: Positioning Your Organization for Success for nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area through the Carnegie Pittsburgh Library – Nonprofit Resources Center and for West Virginia nonprofits through the West Virginia Nonprofit Association WVNPA. In today’s rapidly changing environment, nonprofit organizations need to be keenly aware of how changes in funding priorities, customer/client needs and preferences, technology, marketing, and resource availability affects their capacity to deal proactively with change, successfully meet their mission, and survive beyond sustainability. Being aware of these changes isn’t even enough; nonprofits need to be equipped to make the difficult changes necessary to succeed and thrive! In order to achieve your desired organizational and community impact, there must be an implementable plan in place to address change head-on. Strategic planning helps you figure out where you are now, where you want to go, what is standing in your way, what is there to support you on your way, and what you need to get there. This session addressed the steps of strategic planning, who should be involved, and what do with the plan once it is developed.

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC)

Collective Impact facilitated an organizational assessment and strategic planning process that resulted in the development of a strategic plan for Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation CHRIC in upstate New York. The project better positioned the organization to realize financial sustainability while maintaining fidelity to its mission. Since 1978, CHRIC has worked to improve Chautauqua County's homes, neighborhoods, communities, and the lives of its residents. CHRIC promotes neighborhood stabilization, community revitalization, and economic development through projects and partnerships that positively impact Chautauqua County, NY and it's residents.

City of Huntington, Huntington Police Department

Collective Impact worked with the City of Huntington, WV, the Huntington Police Department, Marshall University Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), and other partners on the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant. The City of Huntington, Huntington Police Department (HPD) is one of 11 entities in the nation to receive a Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) planning grant focusing on data-driven crime prevention, reduction, and intervention in the City's downtown area. Collective Impact worked with partners to develop and guide a Cross-Sector Partnership in planning, research, engaging residents, businesses and other stakeholders, and developing a community-oriented crime reduction and economic development strategic plan to guide future efforts beyond the grant period. As part of the project, partners organized a "build a better block" community visioning and stakeholder engagement event in the downtown district of Huntington. See the local news story here.

City of Milton, WV

Collective Impact worked with the City of Milton, WV to facilitate the development of a cross-sector partnership to assist in strategic planning for the redevelopment of the historic Morris Memorial Hospital . The cross-sector partnership is a team of community residents, business owners, faith-based leadership, government officials, filed experts, and community/special interest groups who are focused on positive change for the City of Milton. Participants representing the newly formed cross-sector partnership were charged with providing strategic guidance in the development of the historic site, focusing on visioning, assessment, planning, and ultimately the development of the multi-use site.

Coalfield Development Corporation

Collective Impact developed a community housing plan using our signature Community Design Innovations model with Coalfield Development Corporation, Inc., and a diverse team of stakeholders in Lincoln County, West Virginia. Community Design Innovations is out signature service for facilitating "collective impact" among diverse partners from various disciplines and sectors. It is a promising practice for leading communities of geographic location and/or common purpose through a holistic and integrated planning process. Community Design Innovations is a model for training and developing a backbone team of community stakeholders in comprehensive outcome-based planning and development. Coalfield’s mission is to be a community based organization that provides affordable homes, creates quality jobs, and generates opportunities for low income families in southern West Virginia.

Colorado Department of Public Health
Collective Impact worked with the Colorado Department of Public Health to provide consultation services to the Colorado Essentials for Childhood Leadership Action Team on strategic use of the “Connect the Dots” approach to shift community norms around children and families and to increase connections across multiple ongoing initiatives.  “Connect the Dots” is a fast-growing grassroots initiative to develop and promote a variety of actions that can be taken by individuals, groups, and organizations, communities, and policymakers to transform the culture of how children and families are supported in society. Colorado is one of five (5) states to be awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the five-year Essentials for Childhood project.

Community Action Southwest

Collective Impact worked with the leadership team at Community Action Southwest located in Washington, Pennsylvania to update its transformational change plan. Community Action Southwest (CAS) has been providing services to residents of Washington and Greene counties in Pennsylvania for over 40 years. CAS offers many services to children, families and individuals at all income levels and is committed to ending poverty in our community. Community Action Southwest offers program service areas including Early Childhood Services, WIC (Women, Infants & Children), Family & Economic Success and Senior Services.

Community Progress Leadership Institute

Along with 6 other community leaders from Huntington, WV, Bruce Decker participated in the four-day Center for Community Progress Leadership Institute (CPLI) at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Collective Impact was the catalyst for organizing the opportunity. CPLI is a prestigious seminar that equips community leaders with the skills they need to make positive changes in their approaches to vacant, abandoned and problem properties, tackle blight and spark revitalization. The Institute brings together delegations from multiple cities across the United States for intense leadership and technical training under the guidance of national experts. The Huntington delegation was one of 8 communities to be selected to attend this prestigious seminar focused on learning innovative strategies for the productive reuse and revitalization of vacant, abandoned, and blighted residential and commercial properties.

CommunityWorks in West Virginia, Inc.

Over the years, Collective Impact has worked on numerous projects with CommunityWorks in West Virginia. Inc. We conducted a statewide housing market study and strategic plan for the organization. Conducted a housing policy funding analysis and provided findings and recommendations of available funding streams and flexible revenue sources to lay the groundwork to increase resources for housing development, preservation, and rehabilitation in West Virginia. Developed several legislative briefs that were used to educate legislatures on various affordable housing related issues in the state. Provided grant writing services to leverage numerous grants for the organization to support its volunteer housing repair program. Implemented our signature Community Design Innovation model with four CommunityWorks member communities. And for five years, coordinated the Affordable Housing Internship Program placing college students with diverse housing and housing related organizations across the state for 12 weeks of intensive service where they experienced a variety of learning activities.

Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph engaged Collective Impact to assist in conducting a Communications Audit and Effectiveness Study to identify strategic recommendations that promote effective communications with CSJ’s current audiences who live near the Congregation’s centers. The study was designed to assess CSJ’s communications materials, tools, and processes and to determine the general effectiveness, impact and success of the Congregation’s outreach and communication materials and publications. It also explored ways CSJ might better engage others in the mission and work being carried out by the Congregation. The project provided the Congregation of St. Joseph with the necessary information and strategic positioning to develop a comprehensive communications plan and implement that plan over the next several years. Services included planning, practice research, a stakeholder survey, key informant interviews and a series of stakeholder discussions at each of the Congregations six centers in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia.

County Council of Berkeley County, West Virginia

Collective Impact worked closely with Berkeley County Council staff to design and deliver a series of nine (9) County-wide training workshops on Strengthening Workplace Sensitivity and Building Social Capital for two (2) audiences: Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department uniformed officers and other personnel and other full & part-time employees serving the public in the County. The focus of the training workshop was to raise awareness among participants of the importance of professionalism and respect within the workplace, as well as to the residents that are served. The interactive training pushed participants to face biases, prejudices, and bullying in a proactive, positive, and fun manner. It encompassed definitions and examples of harassment and discrimination and clarification of laws addressing these areas. It also provided interactive activities focusing on addressing inappropriate behavior, valuing differences, heightening cultural awareness, building cultural competence, racial profiling, and creating a culture of diversity, equality, respect, and inclusion in the workplace.

CSJ Ministries, Inc.

Collective Impact developed and helped launch CSJ Ministries’ multi-year capacity building initiative – One Rising. One Rising is a capacity building initiative to support sponsored ministries and provide resources in key areas that impact organizational effectiveness. The focus of this work resulted in the development of the initiative framework, including an action plan to improve capacity within the 30 CSJ sponsored Ministries. In addition, Collective Impacts signature Venue Web-Based Outcomes Evaluation module was used to measure the impact of the capacity building efforts and the impact of the ministries in their overall efforts. CSJ Sponsored Ministries are strong and vibrant expressions of unity that provide high quality services which improve lives and transform society for the common good. By committing to excellence in every aspect of their work, CSJ sponsored ministries ensure that they are powerful agents of change and transformation, making a significant, positive impact in the communities they serve.

Eastern West Virginia Community Action Agency (EWVCAA)

Collective Impact partnered with EPIC Mission to conduct a community needs assessment for Eastern West Virginia Community Action Agency Inc. An Assessment Committee consisting of local and regional partners and other key stakeholders was convened to provide general oversight and assistance for the project. Components of the Needs Assessment project included facilitation of planning sessions with local level planning team, development of needs assessment survey instruments, secondary data collection and survey analysis, facilitation of county level community discussions and analysis of community discussion content, and preparation of the Needs Assessment Report. The Needs Assessment final report outlined strengths, challenges, needs, opportunities, and capacity existing in the service area of the organization. It was also used to inform the development of a five-year strategic plan for the agency.

Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration (FCBHA)

Collective Impact worked with Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration (FCBHA) to lead various community partners through a strategic planning process to achieve reorganization and coordination of community resources that promote consumer recovery, resiliency, and advocacy into a unified system using peer leadership as the guiding force. FCBHA works to assure that everyone has the opportunity for growth, recovery, and meaningful participation in their community, has access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice, and enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends. Its mission is to enrich lives by providing choice and access to resources that encourage hope, independence and recovery.

First 5 Ventura County (F5VC)

Collective Impact worked with First 5 Ventura County (F5VC) to implement a “Research to Action” project funded by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) involving several EC-LINC communities. The mission of EC-LINC is to support families and improve results for young children in communities across the country with a focus on accelerating the development of effective, integrated, local early childhood systems. Along with several EC-LINC communities in California and Massachusetts, F5VC set out to establish the effectiveness of playgroups in the continuum of care for serving young children (birth to three) and their families, maximize the benefits of playgroups, and demonstrate the impact of playgroups on long-term outcomes. This project included an extensive literature review, interviews and a survey of current practices with participating communities, development of recommended best practice and evaluation frameworks, onsite convening of participating communities, and the development of a final report with key findings and recommendations.

Franklin - Vance - Warren Opportunity, Inc

Collective Impact facilitated the development of a three-year strategic plan for Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc. The strategic plan built upon emerging opportunities identified throughout the strategic planning process. Ultimately, it will provide a “road map” or guide for investment in programs and services and the strengthening of partnerships to move FVW Opportunity Inc. forward into the future. FVW Opportunity, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 Community Action Agency organized in 1965 to serve the people of Franklin, Vance, Warren, and Granville counties in North Carolina. The Mission of the organization is to mobilize and utilize resources to combat poverty by providing services, technical assistance and programs that improve the quality of life for families in the areas of housing, early childhood development, family services, employment & training, alternative agriculture, technology and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA)

The Child Support Enforcement Program (CSEA) is a federal, state, and local effort to collect child support from parents who are legally obligated to pay support. Program guidance and oversight are provided to the CSEA by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Office of Child Support Enforcement. FCCSEA contracted with Collective Impact, LLC to facilitate a strategic planning process resulting in the production of a three-year strategic plan for the organization. The plan was developed to help intentionally guide the organization into the future and better position the organization to realize financial sustainability while continuing to pursue its mission.

One of the more common failures resulting from strategic planning is the lack of implementing the completed plan or as is often said “putting the plan on the shelf.” FCCSEA certainly did not follow this “dead end” path and instead has taken definitive actions to assure that the strategies identified in the plan are executed and that the entire staff of over 250 are actively engaged in the process of implementation, documentation, evaluation, and being overall partners in the change management process! FCCSEA leadership has identified a strategic structure with working teams to get the work done … and done well. A data collection system has been designed to help teams track the outcomes and results of their efforts. An annual staff celebration was recently held to further momentum and recognize the good work being done by all to revolutionize the organization and ultimately, improve outcomes for the children and families served.


Frontier Housing

Collective Impact worked with Frontier Housing to assess the organization and its local environment in order to develop a five-year strategic plan for the organization. Frontier Housing is the largest non-profit affordable housing service provider in Northeastern Kentucky, offering a unique, one-stop location for families’ housing needs. Frontier Housing provides affordable housing solutions to build better communities. During their 40 year history, they have provided better housing conditions for over 1,500 families, have improved the region by removing blighted housing, and have touched an immeasurable number of people by improving their quality of life. From homebuyer education to mortgage loans to construction, Frontier helps homeowners through the entire process of securing the home of their dreams.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

Collective Impact worked with Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and Wells Fargo in planning and facilitation of the Building Bridges Collaborative conference. As part of the project, Collective Impact assisted 7 regional affordable housing and community development collaboratives in team building and assessing their needs and identifying priority strategies to address those needs. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has been an advocate for communities in Georgia since its creation in 1977. For four decades, DCA has helped communities spur private job creation, implement comprehensive plans, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions, and promote volunteerism.

Go Global NC

Collective Impact assessed the team-building needs of Go Global NC and developed and delivered related training and workshop services to increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of its staff to work more effectively as a team. Team-building services focused on team vision, mission and core values; stages and characteristics of team development; individual and team work styles and strengths analysis; effective listening and resource coordination; and collaborative team work and capacity building. Go Global NC helps deliver the leadership and global competence needed to help our North Carolina thrive in this complex, dynamic world. They empower North Carolinians with the skills, understanding, connection, and knowledge to succeed in a global community. Go Global NC connects North Carolina to the world and the world to North Carolina.

Greene County Human Services

Greene County Human Services contracted with Collective Impact to develop a “Children and Family Resource Directory” to serve as a useful guide for service providers to help better meet the needs of the children and families in Greene County, Pennsylvania. This resource connects people, systems, and services that are helping children and families in the County. Families usually need a variety of supports from different service systems, in order to be successful. Making connections for them quickly and effectively can make a significant difference in their lives. The guide will help users gain a better understanding of the array of human services available in Greene County, connect with a network of local providers and experts in all areas of child and family services and supports, access important resource links and contacts for learning more information, identify needed services and connections in a quick and timely matter. Collective Impact also revamped and modernized the Greene County Find-Out Website which has served as an interactive directory of resources for the community for over 15 years.

Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam (HFHKP)

A needs assessment was conducted by Collective Impact to fully assess the need and potential use of a sustainable Home Preservation Program throughout Kanawha and Putnam Counties for Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam. A diverse group of stakeholders was convened to explore possibilities for development of a home preservation program to serve Kanawha and Putnam Counties in West Virginia. Collective Impact, LLC was enlisted to facilitate planning, conduct relevant research, hold focus groups, collect and analyze survey data from local agencies and organizations knowledgeable of home preservation needs, survey a sample of homeowners related to their needs for home preservation assistance, and prepare the needs assessment report. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Hancock County, Marshall County, and Wetzel/Tyler County Health Departments

Collective Impact worked with the Hancock County, Marshall County and Wetzel/Tyler County Health Departments to develop three-year strategic plans to provide a road map for the future. Collective Impact also worked with the Marshall County and Wetzel /Tyler County Health Departments to update their Threat Preparedness community plans. For all projects, community stakeholders were engaged through community discussions. In general, the mission of the health departments in WV is to improve the wellbeing of communities by protecting against public health threats, preventing diseases, and promoting healthy living through education, regulation, and community partnerships.

Holy Family Childcare Center

Collective Impact Holy Family Child Care and Development Center to provide organizational assessment, market study, and strategic planning services for the organization. Holy Family Child Care & Development Center’s mission is to foster a nurturing environment where excellence in child care service and developmentally appropriate educational programs enable each child to grow to his or her potential. As a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph, they extend their mission by reaching out to love and serve their neighbors, especially those in need.

KEYS 4 HealthyKids

Collective Impact worked with KEYS 4 HealthyKids to help early childhood stakeholders recognize assets and resources available for children's health in West Virginia, identify issues and concerns that are impeding progress and improvement in children's health in early care, and identify ways to increase interest and investment in children's health focusing on the whole child. KEYS 4 HealthyKids (KEYS) is a partnership of community stakeholders whose goals is to implement healthy eating and active living policy and environmental change initiatives that can support healthier communities for children and families across the West Virginia. KEYS places special emphasis on reaching children who are at highest risk for obesity on the basis of race/ethnicity, income, and/or geographic location.

Legal Aid of West Virginia

Legal Aid of West Virginia contracted with Collective Impact to provide grant evaluation services for its School and Community Legal Partnership (SCLP) project. The evaluation informed the two broad project goals by: (1) assessing the replicability and effectiveness of the SCLP project, and (2) evaluating how the legal assistance provided in the SCLP project impacted the clients that participated. The School and Community Legal Partnership (SCLP) seeks to jump-start a change in West Virginia’s pro bono culture by engaging large law firm attorneys, and their associates, in a community-focused pro bono project that provides civil legal assistance to families with children attending Mary C, Snow Elementary in Charleston, WV. The project also increases the amount of legal assistance provided to low income families with at risk children by working in a holistic manner with school and community partners for on-site legal assistance and referrals.

LifeBridge AmeriCorps Program

LifeBridge AmeriCorps Program contracted with Collective Impact to conduct a program evaluation for their sponsored AmeriCorps Program. LifeBridge AmeriCorps is a statewide AmeriCorps program that seeks to improve school readiness, academic achievement, job readiness assistance, financial literacy services, long term hunger alleviation, and community service projects in sites throughout West Virginia. The evaluation included two phases. Phase 1 consisted of a review of the program logic model and the various measures and tools used and data currently being collected by the AmeriCorps Program with recommendations for improvement being provided. Phase 2 of the project consisted of a one-year review of data, including the analysis of data and development of an evaluation report to be submitted to the organization upon completion of the project. Overall, the evaluation helped the organization meet the federal requirements for impact evaluation and also demonstrated the impact made by the program to help LifeBridge make necessary changes to its program for future implementation.

Lincoln County Early Childhood Collaborative

Collective Impact used our signature Community Design Innovations model to work with the Lincoln County Early Childhood Collaborative to develop a comprehensive community-based strategic plan. The strategies identified in the plan aim to build the collaborative's capacity and strengthen the community infrastructure that supports the various early childhood resources and services available to families. Early Childhood Collaborative teams are a group of people at the local level who work together to insure smooth transitions for young children, their families and the agencies serving them. While the membership varies from one community to another, typical Early Childhood Collaborative team members include representatives of families, WV Birth to Three, Early Head Start/Head Start, Public School System, Child Care and other community partners such as Family Resource Networks (FRNs), Starting Points, Health Department, Right From the Start, Educare, etc. Every county in West Virginia has an Early Childhood Collaborative.

Mountwest Community and Technical College (MCTC)

Mountwest Community & Technical College (MCTC) contracted with Collective Impact to provide professional assessment services to support its Attendance Pays Project. MCTC is a public institution of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System. MCTC wanted to understand how better to improve and streamline its attendance tracking and reporting process for faculty, students, financial aid, counselors, and other stakeholders. The Attendance Pays Assessment Project was carried out over a 5 month period and involved a review of internal attendance policy documents, data systems currently used for attendance reporting and tracking, stakeholder interviews for information collection, and a review of “best practices” used at colleges and universities across the country.

National Healthy Start Association

Collective Impact used our signature Community Design Innovations model to work with National Healthy Start Association in Washington, DC. The specific focus of this work was on preparing national Healthy Start grantees to assume a greater role in functioning as the “backbone organization” (as described in the Collective Impact model) in their respective communities across the nation. The project consisted of an environmental assessment of the current landscape and identification of strategies for organizational transformation. The mission of the National Healthy Start Association is to be the nation's voice in providing leadership and advocacy for health equity, services, and interventions that improve birth outcomes and family wellbeing.

NeighborWorks America Southern District

Collective Impact designed and implemented the 12-state NeighborWorks America Southern District Partnering for a Stronger Future: Maximizing Regional Opportunities to Increase Sustainability Executive Directors' Forum. Participants at the forum included the executive leadership of approximately 60 affordable housing and community development organizations in the southeast region of the United States. The project included the provision of planning, assessment, and facilitation services. NWA supports over 250 member organizations nationwide so they can build more houses, empower more individuals, and transform more communities than they would be able to do on their own. NWA member organizations helps individuals, families, and communities thrive through comprehensive approaches to affordable housing and community development.

PA and WV Drug & Alcohol Prevention Agencies

Collective Impact has provided Cultural Competence Capacity Building: Generational Cohorts training workshops for a variety of drug & alcohol prevention programs in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The United States population as a whole is growing older as two generations – the Traditionalist and Boomers - are rapidly aging. This is even truer in West Virginia where the number of people aged 65 and over is projected to rise 29% over the next 15 years. On the other hand, a younger generation has been entering the workforce by storm – the Millennials! On top of that, add in the “other” generation – Gen Xers - to the mix and we have fertile ground for an explosion of values, beliefs, workstyles, innovation, creativity, and everything in between. This fun and interactive workshop explores the importance of cultural competence in the workplace in general, with a specific focus on similarities and differences among the various generational cohorts in the workplace.

Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon, West Virginia

Collective Impact provided planning, facilitation, and Board Development services for the Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon, WV. The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon promotes healthy lifestyles for communities in Buckhannon, West Virginia and surrounding areas. In 2015, St. Joseph’s Hospital was purchased by the West Virginia United Health System and the Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon, West Virginia was established. The establishment of Foundation allows the Sisters to continue to advance the charism of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters and to empower the laity to carry on its mission in the geographic region served by St. Joseph’s Hospital of Buckhannon, specifically the counties of Upshur, Barbour, Webster, Lewis, and Randolph in West Virginia.

Project LAUNCH - Charleston West Side Young Child Wellness Council

For a two-year period, Collective Impact provided planning, facilitation, and strategic planning services for the Project LAUNCH - Charleston West Side Young Wellness Council. The Council’s mission is to improve the lives of children and their families living in the West Side of Charleston, West Virginia. The Council promotes the wellness of young children ages birth to 8 by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development. The Council also seeks to improve coordination across child-serving systems, build infrastructure, and increase access to high-quality prevention and wellness promotion services for children and their families. Project LAUNCH is utilizing six strategic approaches: Essentials for Childhood; Strengthening Families: A Protective Factors Approach; Social-Emotional Competence and Learning; the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework; Triple P-Positive Parenting Program; and Parents as Teachers.

Sisters Health Foundation

Collective Impact worked with the Sisters Health Foundation, providing strategic planning services for a two-year period to assist its staff and Board to develop and revise the SHF strategic framework, reorganize organizational structure and Board committees, develop a stronger team, and plan for the future. Collective Impact also worked with Sisters Health Foundation staff to further build their capacity to better serve the organizations and communities in its 11 county footprint in West Virginia and Ohio. Guided by its vision of “healthy people in healthy communities,” the Sisters Health Foundation supports efforts that promote oral health, healthy lifestyles, and health equity in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Established in 1996, the Sisters Health Foundation continues and expands the health ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph.

Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS)

Collective Impact facilitated an organizational assessment, adorable housing market study, and strategic planning process that resulted in the development of a five-year strategic plan for Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS). The project better positioned the organization to realize financial sustainability while maintaining fidelity to its mission. The mission of SALS is to provide education, research, and linkages for working class and disenfranchised peoples in order to promote understanding, empowerment, and change. The Southern Appalachian Labor School is committed to developing a real comprehension of the social, economic, and legal structures which affect the lives of the Appalachian People.

Telamon Corporation

Telamon Corporation, West Virginia contracted with Collective Impact to facilitate the development of a strategic plan for the organization. The strategic plan built upon emerging opportunities identified throughout the strategic planning process. The process culminated with the development of a strategic plan that recapped the activities and results of the two-day planning retreat session and will serve to help guide the program’s future direction. Ultimately, it provided a “road map” or guide for the organization to intentionally move forward into the future. The mission of Telamon is to provide an array of education and support services that lead to better jobs, better lives and better communities. Telamon, West Virginia provides temporary housing, transitional housing, chronic housing for the homeless, information and referral – WV 211, regional resource connection and emergency food services.

Washington and Butler County Single County Authorities (SCAs)
Collective Impact worked with Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission (WDAC) and Butler County Drug and Alcohol Program focusing on problem gambling.  Also a full-day training on Cultural Competence Capacity Building for various Washington County non-profit organizations was provided.

West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund (WVAHTF)

Collective Impact worked with the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund (WVAHTF) to conduct an analysis of the affordable housing system in West Virginia in order to identify internal and external challenges/barriers related to accessing necessary funding for affordable housing development projects in the state. A planning team was convened and primary and secondary research was conducted to inform the creation of a state-wide action plan that includes specific strategies to address capacity within local housing agencies/organizations and to work toward systemic changes in the affordable housing system at the state and federal levels. Many new state initiatives have launched from the recommended strategies identified in this plan (i.e., Volunteer Housing Program, Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative, West Virginia Housing Policy Group, etc.). The mission of the WVAHTF is to assist West Virginia communities in meeting affordable housing needs through financial resources, partnerships, and planning.

West Virginia Autism Training Center (WVATC)

Collective Impact assessed the team-building needs of West Virginia Autism Training Center (WVATC) and developed and delivered related training and workshop services to increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of its staff to work more effectively as a team. Team-building services focused on team vision, mission and core values; stages and characteristics of team development; individual and team work styles and strengths analysis; effective listening and resource coordination; and collaborative team work and capacity building. The mission of the WV Autism Training Center is to provide support to individuals with autism spectrum disorders as they pursue a life of quality. The WV Autism Training Center was established in 1984 by the WV Legislature and housed at Marshall University, in Huntington, WV. Services are available for families of West Virginians with autism spectrum disorders as well as their educators and others significant in their lives.

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health (BPH), Division of Health Promotion and Chromic Disease (HPCD)

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health (BPH), Division of Health Promotion and Chromic Disease (HPCD) contracted with Collective Impact to facilitate a planning process to help prepare for the Division’s 5-year competitive renewal application. The purpose of the planning project was to begin engaging key stakeholders in strategic dialogue to help think through where West Virginia currently is in addressing chronic disease management and prevention and what will take the State forward given the current health and economic landscape. The planning process included the identification of key accomplishments made by HPCD over the past funding period as well as priority goals and strategies to include in the renewal application.

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Home Visitation Program

Over the course of four years, Collective Impact has provided an array of system-building services for the West Virginia Home Visitation Program (WVHVP) to build and strengthen the capacity of the home visitation system in the state. Services have included providing quarterly, regional system-building planning meetings, home visitation expansion retreat services, and numerous trainings and workshops on a variety or related topics. The West Virginia Home Visitation Program involves partnerships at federal, state and community levels to help families in need. The program is available for pregnant women and all children (birth to five).The WVHVP connect families with services and resources that provide education and support and delivers positive support, education, referrals and information on resources. WV HVP services are provided through the following programs: Partners in Community Outreach (Healthy Families America, Maternal Infant Health Outreach Workers and Parents as Teachers), Early Head Start, Right From the Start and Health Start/Helping Appalachian Parents & Infants project.

West Virginia Governor's Early Childhood Planning Task Force

For over a 16 month period, Collective Impact provided an array of planning, coordination, facilitation, stakeholder engagement and input, and research services to assist Ridgeline and the West Virginia Governor’s Early Childhood Planning Task Force in the creation of the 10-year comprehensive Development Plan for Early Childhood in West Virginia. Recognizing the importance of the earliest years of life, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin created the Early Childhood Planning Task Force in May 2013. The Task Force was charged with creating a development plan for West Virginia’s early childhood system. A 10-year plan for improving early childhood programs, financing and governance was completed in September 2014. The Task Force partnered with the state’s Early Childhood Advisory Council on the creation of the plan. More than 1,200 West Virginians provided input through community forums, stakeholder discussions, study groups, an online survey, and key informant interviews.

West Virginia Head Start State Collaboration Office

Collective Impact facilitated a statewide needs assessment and strategic planning project for the West Virginia Head Start State Collaboration Office (WVHSSCO). Components of this work included planning with a cross-sector team of stakeholders, surveys, stakeholder discussions, research and analysis, and the development of a needs assessment report and five-year strategic plan. The assessment and plan were required and guided by Federal Head Start regulations and guidelines. WVHSSCO's mission is to facilitate and enhance coordination and collaboration between Head Start and Early Head Start agencies and other state and local entities that provide comprehensive services designed to benefit low-income pregnant women, children from birth to age 5, and their families.

West Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor's Association

Collective Impact worked with the West Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor's Association (WVLPCA) to assess the current environment and develop a strategic plan for the Association. This plan was developed to provide a roadmap that will help guide the Association into the future. WVLPCA consists of members of the counseling profession working to promote Licensed Professional Counselors in the state. Their mission is to promote licensure and professional development for counselors in West Virginia through systems advocacy, networking, and capacity building. WVLPCA creates a voice for counselors to speak up for what they do, what they need to grow, and the value they bring to individuals, families, and communities.

West Virginia Nonprofit Association

Collective Impact worked with the West Virginia Nonprofit Association and United Way of Southern West Virginia to develop and deliver training workshop services. The training workshop Building Bridges for Community Impact was provided in four regions through the state for a variety of nonprofit organizations and community groups. The workshop engaged participants in interactive learning experiences to increase understanding, capacity, and action around regional/local collaboration. Participants learned about the importance of collaboration in general and specifically leveraging new partnerships to reach common desired outcomes and gain support from funders. The session addressed the "nuts and bolts" of collaboration and community-level work, the importance of working together in a rapidly changing environment, the "collective impact" approach, and engaging in collaborative team work for greater impact and results.

West Virginia University School of Public Health

For over a 15 month period, Collective Impact worked with West Virginia University School of Public Health, West Virginia Health Improvement Institute, and West Virginia Health Innovation Collaborative   providing planning, facilitation, research, and stakeholder engagement and input services for the State Innovation Models (SIM) project. SIM is based on the premise that state-led innovation, supported by broad stakeholder input and engagement, will accelerate health care delivery system transformation to provide better health and better care at a lower cost. SIM encourages public and private sector collaboration to design and test multi-payer models to transform the health care systems in the state. The goal of the SIM project is to support states in using all of the levers available at the state level to engage stakeholders – including payers, providers, and the public – to design a plan that can deliver significantly better care, smarter spending, and healthier people through statewide transformation of the health care delivery system, payment methodologies, and integration of population health interventions.

WVU Center for Excellence In Disabilities (CED)

Collective Impact worked with West Virginia University (WVU) Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) to facilitate a strategic planning process for the organization in preparation for the 5-year competitive renewal. The four-month process included assessment, planning, and facilitation services and culminated with the development of a plan that summarized priority areas and identified key partners and activities from the planning process to help guide the organization’s future direction. Ultimately, the information gathered through the process was used to provide a “road map” or guide for the organization to intentionally move forward into the future and be better prepared for the competitive renewal. The mission of WVU CED is to improve the lives of West Virginians with disabilities by supporting more diverse, inclusive communities.