The term “Regional Backbone” refers to an organization that serves as the keeper of a guiding vision, and engages funders, partners, and community members around that vision. Although some activities, such as aligning strategies and developing shared measures, are similar to those of system builders, backbone organizations go beyond engaging partners and seek to engage the broader public. The resources in this section address:
Collective impact is a fairly new approach to community problem solving in the field of workforce development, and many Workforce Boards have embraced it. These Boards are tackling fundamental workforce issues all along the talent development continuum and positioning themselves as key community conveners and problem-solvers. In this section, we have included a number of tools from other social change sectors that may be useful for WIBs serving or aspiring to serve as backbone organizations in their communities.
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