What We’ll Cover• High-Impact Initiative• Community Networking Corps• PolicyOptions.org
How We Innovate!✤ “From best practice to common practice”✤ Experiment✤ Reﬁne✤ Deﬁne best practice✤ Spread
Motivation for High-Impact Initiative✤ Change and pressure in non-proﬁt landscape✤ Shrinking resources✤ Increased focus on evidence and impact✤ An aim to move programs to the next level, towards impact
Motivation for High-Impact Initiative✤ Crisis and change in higher education✤ Proven program model✤ Need for staff and faculty development✤ A hope to mobilize teams for institutional change
What is the High-Impact Initiative?✤ A strategic initiative to amplify high-impact practices by connecting them to high-impact community engagement✤ A cohort based developmental program model
Building a nationallearning community✤ An aim to leverage knowledge and best practices from the Bonner Program and Network, as well as the ﬁeld more broadly
Why Link HIPs and HICEPs?✤ To show how all high impact practices can be linked✤ To drive institutionalization of community engagement✤ To promote institutional and community change
Transformation TeamsStudents Partners Design and carry out high- impact projects andStaff mobilize institutional Faculty and community change
A 3+ Year Developmental Strategy Year 4 and beyond...continue to participation in national learning community Year 1 Year 3• Strategic planning •Attend institute • Build team • Sustainability vision • Data collection & plan • Identify assets • Reﬁne projects and • Attend institute institutional changes • Select & do ﬁrst • Begin to implement projects impact assessment Year 2 • Expand team & participation • Attend institute • Select & do next two projects • Document and share learning
To get involved✤ Invitations in August✤ President’s Letter by November✤ Team leader and team by December✤ Meet two times prior to March Planning Retreat✤ Attend Planning Retreat✤ Attend Institute with potential projects
PARTNER NEEDS 92%Direct Action (service) 47% 89% Capacity Building 19% 87% Convening 28% 85% CBR 25% 92%Policy News & Analysis 24% 88% Community Info Hub 34% 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Need / Highly Need Occurring
Community Networking TeamsBuilding Capacity for Collective Impact
What non-profit groups or networks work in your cities or states?
What makes agood network good? What makes aweak network weak?
Campus Assets for Community Networking• we already partner with a wide range of local groups• we are considered neutral for the most part• we have useful networking skills in: ‣ organizing and facilitating meetings, ‣ doing research, ‣ using the internet to communicate and coordinate
Roles Students Can Play (with networking support)• Administrative support• Assist in managing meetings (space, invitations, minutes)• Set-up and maintain online networking (listervs, wikis)• Conduct research: ✓ Model programs & best practices ✓ Funding sources (ﬁnding upcoming grants) ✓ Data collection and analysis (local and state statistics) ✓ Conduct original research as needed (e.g., surveys, oral histories, etc.)• Organize social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter)
Network the NetworksAfter-School School Breakfast Healthy Kids Juvenile Crime Youth Employment
Single Groups Collective Action Team Community Leaders Networking Corps Regular Volunteers (weekly) Meetings Research Occasional Volunteers Technology (1x) Fundraising Site/Issue-Based Team Community Networking Team
Bonner Foundation Support• share models of network weaving, esp. those involving campuses/students• develop technical trainings for students on meeting facilitation, setting up wikis, managing listservs, etc.• network our campuses piloting this approach
• What information do you need?• Where do you find it?• Challenges?