ABOUT IMPACT MONTEREY COUNTY

Impact Monterey County (IMC) is a collaborative effort of nonprofits, public agencies and the community working together to identify the most effective ways to improve life in our county. IMC employs multiple outreach and engagement strategies to shine a light on our community aspirations related to safety, education, economic self-sufficiency, and health.

impactMontereyDots

The benefit to our community will be the alignment of stakeholders toward common goals and measurements that improve conditions for all.

impactMontereyDots

HOW DID IMC GET STARTED?

IMC got started as an idea of the staff at United Way Monterey County. United Way Monterey County (UWMC), like other United Way branches, has long believed in the importance of using data to make decisions about how resources are best allocated. But in the past, UWMC had only been able to conduct smaller, more localized assessments. When an opportunity arose to get a sizeable, one-time grant from Capital One, UWMC staff leaped at the chance to expand their vision and bring in a number of other organizations—both private and public sector—to join in on a much larger project, which has evolved into Impact Monterey County.

  • PHASE I (2012-2014)

    Community Aspirations

    IMC was coordinated by a steering committee composed of a cross-sector collaboration of individuals and institutions. Under the steering committee, there were 5 different operations teams supporting their work. These teams helped lay the groundwork for our

  • PHASE II (2014-2016)

    Preparing for Action

    IMC was coordinated by the Phase II Task Force, again composed of a cross-sector collaboration of individuals and institutions, this time with three operations teams supporting their efforts. This phase focused on making the findings from the assessment available to the community and share collective impact efforts from Monterey County.

  • PHASE III (2016-2019)

    Strategic Action

    Networking across multiple collaboratives and sectors to realize the strategic vision. These activities are supported by three operations teams: Data, Communications, and Sustainability.

impactMontereyDots

OUR CORE VALUES

INCLUSIVENESS​

Reflect the residents of Monterey County in terms of the demographic, geographic, and socio-economic makeup of the study’s participants

COURAGE

Ensure that the results of the study will lead to collective action

ACCEPTANCE

Accept and be open to all ideas that are expressed and uncovered during the study

RESPECT​

Honor each participant's perspective and treat all with dignity​

EVIDENCE​

Be unbiased and thorough in the interpretation and dissemination of study data and results​

impactMontereyDots

CO-CREATORS

impactMontereyDots

OUR ROLE

STRATEGIC ACTION

To assess and measure important community needs​

COLLABORATE

To identify other community assessments and use existing data to ensure efficiencies and to streamline IMC​

ALIGN

To align stakeholders toward common goals and measurements that improve conditions for all​

IMPLEMENT/TAKE ACTION

To establish a common agenda for addressing specific issues impacting communities throughout Monterey County and to take actionable steps toward accomplishing said agenda​

MEASURE/SUSTAIN​

To establish a plan to measure progress made toward common agenda and to continue the assessment process at regular intervals going forward​

impactMontereyDots

DOWNLOAD OUR TOOLKIT

You will find a variety of resources
  • IMC Network Timelines
  • Membership Benefits and Commitments
  • Glossary of Terms
  • The Network’s Intermediary Function
  • Strategic Plan
  • Working Guidelines

Suggested Reading from the Social Innovation Review

Collective Impact: Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work: This follow-up on the popular “Collective Impact” article provides updated, in-depth guidance.

Close Menu