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.
The benefit to our community will be the alignment of stakeholders toward common goals and measurements that improve conditions for all.
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)
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)
Networking across multiple collaboratives and sectors to realize the strategic vision. These activities are supported by three operations teams: Data, Communications, and Sustainability.
OUR CORE VALUES
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- 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.