Special Pierce County Arts Advocacy Meeting, Sept. 26

23 Sep

Arts advocates are invited to attend a Pierce County Arts Advocacy meeting with the Washington State Arts Alliance, on Sept. 26, 12-12:30 pm in the Visibility Center on the 9th floor of the Municipal Building, 747 Market St., in Tacoma.

The meeting will be followed by a one-hour special study session and discussion of Collective Impact (PDF), a report produced by the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2011, that focuses on how large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations. Collective Impact essentially lays out five conditions that need to be in place to successfully produce powerful results on complex social issues. The report was followed by an article, Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work, that provides updated, in-depth guidance.

Attendees are encouraged to read both the report and article in advance of the Sept. 26 meeting.

This meeting and discussion is in anticipation of “Community Collective Action“, an event from 8 am-4 pm on Oct. 30 at Pacific Lutheran University (Chris Knutzen Hall in the University Center). Sponsored by United Way of Pierce County, the event will feature keynote speaker Fay Hanleybrown (co-author of Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work), who will introduce the concept of Collective Impact and explain the elements that comprise this approach.

Learn more about Washington State Arts Alliance on Facebook at ArtsAdvocacy.

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