Date(s) - 11/19/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fenway Community Center
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. Have you found yourself seeking a new way of working with others in your field to achieve improved outcomes? Collective impact offers a structured approach to collaboration in the social sector. Our session will explain how collective impact is different from other forms of collaboration and how you can get started with this approach.
Melissa Oomer has nearly 10 years of experience advising foundations, corporations, nonprofits, and collaboratives on many issues. Her interests are focused on collective impact, US health, and community philanthropy. Melissa has deep collective impact expertise, helping collaborative efforts work together in new ways to solve complex social problems. She worked in Rochester, NY to define a common agenda to reduce poverty by 50% in 15 years and recently worked with Virginia Health and Hospital Association to use a collective impact approach to population health in the state. She has also facilitated communities to use collective impact for obesity, juvenile justice, and aging.
Melissa also has experience advising foundations in New England on health-related issues ranging from the social determinants of health to the opioid crisis to healthy aging. Melissa spent a year working in India, where she led the development of a shared value strategy for a global pharmaceutical company’s Indian affiliate to increase access to insulin among low-income diabetes patients. Melissa also brings a unique perspective to community philanthropy based on her previous experience working with community foundations through CF Insights.
This session is appropriate for any nonprofit employee who works on, or funds, collaborative efforts but may be especially suited for program staff, program managers, and CEOs. Join us at the Fenway Community Center on Tuesday, November 19th to learn more about how collective impact can change the way you work.
Please apply by using the link below. Applicants will be notified of acceptance within two business days.