Collective impact refers to the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors coming together for a common agenda, and to solve a specific social problem at scale. Principles of Collective Impact methodology are as follows
The steering committee plays a critical role in guiding the vision and strategy of Saamuhika Shakti. The steering committee is composed of internal and external members, and provides inputs on the overall direction of Saamuhika Shakti and ensures that we respond to the needs of the community as the project progresses. They advise on how individual organizations and those in the extended network can align to the common agenda and collaborate for improved outcome or more efficiency.
The role of the backbone organisation is to guide the vision and strategy and provide the supporting infrastructure to deliver the common agenda. The backbone organisation coordinates and supports the aligned activities with the partner organisations, cultivates external stakeholder and community engagement and ownership of the vision, manages monitoring and evaluation, and leads on internal and external communications.
The/Nudge Foundation serves as the backbone organisation of Saamuhika Shakti.
Working Groups comprise of practitioners from different partner organizations, community leaders, subject matter experts and other stakeholders who come together to contribute their time, expertise, and lived experiences to help problem solve, develop and implement strategies. They play a key role in driving active collaboration among all partners.
At Saamuhika Shakti, the current working groups are Programme Implementation Working Group, Knowledge Management Working Group and Communications Working Group
Based on the evolving needs, there may be additional working groups that will be created.