2020 Collective Impact Convening


May 6, 2020 to May 8, 2020

With the recent CDC announcement to cancel gatherings of over 50 people for the next 8 weeks, and consistent guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health on Friday, we are shifting the 2020 Collective Impact Convening to a virtual convening.  We are disappointed that we are not able to gather together in person, but we are optimistic that all of our collective creativity can still create a great virtual learning event for people May 6 - 8.  

At this time, we will be keeping the schedule as is (same dates/times currently listed on the agenda). We will also be using the Collective Impact Convening mobile app to communicate webinar and zoom conference links as well as other attendee resources.  We are working to reconfirm our speakers as virtual presenters, and through the virtual platforms we will now record every session and make them available to attendees after the event. We hope you will join us.

Highlights of the VIRTUAL 2020 Collective Impact Convening include:

  • Existing in-person sessions adapted for virtual engagement
  • Easy Access to the Virtual Platform: We will be using Zoom webinar and meetings for this virtual convening. We have the platform infrastructure ready to go. So, all you will need to do is show up to participate as if for any webinar or online meeting. Our team will also provide a training on how to use Zoom before the event, in order to ensure everyone has the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the platform prior to May 6.
  • Recordings: One bonus for going virtual is that we can now record all virtual sessions. (No more having to choose just one breakout ... You can have recordings of them all!) We will be making recordings available soon after the event for attendees to view/download.

Please read more about our updated registration fees for the virtual event and updated refund policies on the registration & fees page.

2020 Program Highlights

Highlights of the 2020 Collective Impact Convening include:

  • Plenary speakers Becky Margiotta (Billons Institute), Trabian Shorters (BMe Community), and a special performance and discussion on identity and personal narrative with Penumbra Theatre
  • Featured short talk speakers include Tawanna Black (Center for Economic Inclusion), Trista Harris (FutureGood), Nausheena Hussain (Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment), and Hamsi Warfa (Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development)
  • Case studies, how-to sessions, and tool sessions on topics such as community engagement, use of data, mental models, narrative change, policy change, building relationships, and systems change
  • Opportunity to virtually interact with a diverse audience of collective impact backbone leaders, funders, and community partners from across the United States and around the world

Read more about the convening on the agenda, registration, and sponsor pages included on our convening website.

We know these are changing times, and you may have been looking forward to joining in-person. We hope you will join us for this new virtual convening where we can share together what the field is learning on cross-sector collaboration and more.

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning
Nonprofit Governance


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