The country and world are facing many challenges right now. Now is the time for organizations to focus on making a collective impact. Achieve collective impact by identifying partners who share objectives and pulling together to work jointly towards those objectives.
One example of an organization doing an outstanding job of making a collective impact is the American Nurses Association (ANA). The ANA used the Common Agenda method, to bring together other interested parties and galvanize them towards a shared objective – Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation. The common agenda, to measurably improve the health of America’s four million nurses, was able to attract world-class partners, including the U.S. Army, CVS Caremark, Sharecare, hospital systems, Harvard Medical School.
You can see how a common agenda can attract partners from many different perspectives who will work together toward the most important goals. Consider crafting a common agenda to lead a collective impact model. If you’d like a document to help facilitate that, email me at
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Did you know that CCAI is the largest bicameral, bipartisan caucus in the U.S. Congress? With over 170 members from both sides of the political aisle, representing both the House and the Senate, the CCAI has worked for the last 30 years to pass legislation that makes it easier for children to find the families and families to see the children that will make them complete.
As many of you know, I have an adopted daughter. My family took Ruchi when she was eight years old, from New Delhi India. Adoption is one of the best things I’ve ever done in life.
I believe that together we can support The CCAI and do good works for your organization and members simultaneously. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.