4. Scaling Up

Welcome to Scaling Up! This phase of the Collaborative Change Cycle is all about building alignment to focus effort on the things that are working, while letting go of the things that aren’t. It is also about building the infrastructure and capacity needed for system change and celebrating learning and progress to maintain momentum and keep people engaged.

 

What you might see

  • Broad support for the collaboration to achieve goals;
  • Local, specific innovations being set up and trialled with multiple partners;
  • Government listening and working to enable community change processes;
  • Infrastructure being built to support the agenda (e.g. shared measurement, strategic learning, communication);
  • New people and partners getting involved and try new things to address the issue;
  • The backbone entity negotiating across different agendas to facilitate alignment to the shared agenda;
  • Partners working to increase the number and diversity of sectors and stakeholders aligning their leadership, resources and effort to the agenda.    

 

 

What you can do 

  • Build the infrastructure and foster collaborative ways of working for large scale action;
  • Ensure that community members and factions are still joining;
  • Authorise the priorities set by the community decision-making structure and the agenda for change;
  • Create and adapt systems and processes to manage the work more effectively;
  • Identify and implement quick wins to continue to test assumptions and ensuring continuous adaptation to achieve community and systems level change;
  • Work to increase number and diversity of sectors and stakeholders aligning their leadership, resources and effort behind the agenda.

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Lessons learned from leading horizontal projects

This resource provides practical guidance on how to and when to engage in horizontal management, which is concerned with working collaboratively across organisational boundaries.

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Complexity and community change: managing adaptively to improve effectiveness

This resource supports those working on community change initiatives to understand complexity and to work adaptively.

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Community Collaborative ToolKit

This resource contains comprehensive information, questions, tools, and links for developing and delivering community collaborations.

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How to Partner for Impact: the nuts and bolts of aligning collective impact efforts

This resource articulates four steps in aligning collective effort.

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