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How connecting nationally gives ‘permission to share’

We spend our whole working lives in a non-sharing environment but being a part of Opportunity Child provides permission to share and ask.

Connecting Community for Kids backbone leader Jane Miller shared this reflection on the relationships she had formed and connections made since being part of Opportunity Child.

The backbone team of Connecting Community for Kids is based in the communities of Cockburn and Kwinana, Western Australia. The initiative’s aim is for young children in their communities to have the same level of physical,

Shared data + local wisdom: growing the Logan Together movement

Logan Together is a Queensland collective impact initiative. It’s everybody who cares about Logan’s kids and we did a whole lot of growing in 2017.

As we grew, we wanted to share the love more and more with our partners and community. So we set out to share the data we were collecting and tap further into local wisdom to build our movement for change for Logan’s children. We embarked on an online journey and I’d like to share three ways we did it.

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Collective impact governance: navigating the pitfalls

Former backbone leader Sharon Fraser shares insights into navigating collective impact governance.

“Getting the right governance foundations in place is critical in collective impact collaborations. Not so long ago I was working in a collaboration that decided to reset the governance structure.

The idea was to move decision making from leaders in the service system to share power with the community and bring the voice of government and business onto the leadership table. With great enthusiasm and a sense that we were doing something grand we set about doing the work.

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Media release: CEO appointed

24 January 2018

Opportunity Child partners and the ten20 Board are pleased to announce that Dr Dianne Jackson has been appointed to the new role of Chief Executive Officer for Opportunity Child ‑ Australia’s only national intermediary in the early childhood development space using a collective impact approach.

Dr Jackson’s starting date is Monday 29 January 2018.

“Taking up the reins in this role represents a career highlight, enabling me to work alongside many,

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Dr Dianne Jackson is the new CEO of Opportunity Child

The Opportunity Child partners, along with the ten20 Board, are pleased to announce that Dr Dianne Jackson has accepted the offer of the new role of Chief Executive Officer for Opportunity Child.

Dianne’s starting date is Monday 29 January 2018.

She says being appointed to the role of CEO represents a career highlight which enables Dianne to work alongside many, for the greater good of kids.

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Shared outcomes framework

About the shared outcomes framework

The shared outcomes framework is part of Opportunity Child’s ongoing effort to make it easier to measure progress and impact. The framework outlines a range of headline indicators organised by five of the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth’s (ARACY’s) The Nest[1] domains.

In early 2017, Opportunity Child’s impact team reviewed the OC shared outcomes framework and reduced the number of domains to five, removing one that did not directly pertain to child outcomes.

Policy roundtable report released

A new report into place-based approaches has been released by our impact partners the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH).

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All children deserve to be loved and safe

What does place-based collective impact look like on the ground and what are communities doing to engage citizens in improving outcomes for our children?

How to plan for impact – community snapshot

For a collective impact initiative starting out, what steps do they take to get traction on a complex ‘messy’ problem? Darwin based Sanderson Alliance describe how they started off, what they learned and what lies ahead.

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Connecting great practice and lessons learnt the hard way

How do collective impact practitioners connect nationally with like minded change makers?
By taking part in a national community of practice which Opportunity Child facilitates for members of our Collective… read more in this Learning update