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july 2021: The Knowledge Map for Collaborative Processes

מפת הידעAs in any evolving discipline, the world of Collaborative Processes has its own language, and unique terms which need to be mastered by anyone who wants to lead such processes. 
We are excited and pleased to share the new Knowledge Map for Collaborative Processes!
You will find terms such as: collective impact; trust building; complex social problems; collaborative action; cross-sector action, and more. Placing your cursor on each term will open a link which goes into greater detail. Clicking on a term will lead you to additional related concepts. Please feel free to browse, read, learn and … take action!

Sheatuf-yeda newsleter May 2021: Does Collective Impact Really Work?

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This time we chose to put the spotlight on the bottom line and the most significant aspect of collaborative processes: How do we know if it really works?
We will share with you a summary, in Hebrew of a book that examines "is the Collective Impact approach truly effective?" as well as a few principles of measurement and evaluation of a collaborative process which we learned at the annual, international conference of Collective Impact that was held last month.
And not only theory – we are also inviting you to experience Collective Impact in practice! See below for information on our new "Open Studio Sessions” that will give you practical tools in participatory work processes. >>Read here

SHEATUFIM newsletter - passover 2021

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After such a complex year, this spring holiday brings with it a breeze of optimism and action. We at Sheatufim, the home of Collective Impact in Israel, are currently leading three cross-sector initiatives that deal with root problems in Israeli society: one in the field of excellence in science-technology education, the second in the field of gender-based domestic violence and the third which focuses on creating systemic solutions which combat loneliness and improve the quality of life of the aged population. In addition, we continue to share our knowledge and experience in the framework of The Studio for Collaborative Social Processes. >>Read here

Sheatuf-yeda Jan' 2021: The Story of Operation Veshamarta

ELDAD RAFAELI 7We chose to dedicate our first 2021 newsletter to Operation Veshmarta, which was launched ten months ago, with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Israel, and ended recently. You are invited to get to know some of the knowledge and research products, which will give you a taste of the operation, its effects, and our recommendations for documenting collaborative processes in a time of emergency. 
The operation, which began on March 19, 2020, was intended to protect the residents of geriatric institutions in Israel from the corona virus and its consequences, and was conducted under the leadership of Sheatufim and Zionism 2000 and in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders from all sectors. >>Read here

Sheatuf-yeda newsletter Nov' 2020: Champions for Change 2020

שקף3In this edition of Sheatuf-yeda we are proud to share a new document summarizing the participative processes we have coordinated in the Ministry of Education for the past 8 years. We were also pleased to take part in the International "Champions for Change 2020" conference held in September – You are invited to take a look at the dilemmas faced by Collective Impact initiatives during the Corona crisis and the changes the model is undergoing. Finally – embracing the principles of systemic thinking is a necessity in any process of social change, especially at this time, when numerous systems face extraordinary challenges. A recent meeting of the "Open Studio", hosted by Lilach Dora, dealt with Systemic Thinking and ways to implement it in leading social change.  >> Read Here

Sheatuf-yeda newsletter Dec' 2020: How to Build a Municipal Ecosystem

אקוסיסטםIn this edition of Sheatuf-yeda we are happy to share two significant knowledge products recently published by Sheatufim. One is a first-of-its-kind toolbox that assists in establishing a municipal ecosystem to promote diverse social issues. The toolbox was built according to the principles of systemic thinking and the collective impact approach. The second is an article that was also written as part of our professional work on the 5X2 initiative. It examines the initiative through the prism of collaborative governance, with an emphasis on the mechanisms of building trust and cooperation. >> Read here

Sheatuf-yeda May 20: Collaborative processes between Emergency and Routine

mental modelsThe past months have been challenging and fascinating. Like many other organizations, we found new and unconventional ways to deal with the outbreak of the Corona virus and its consequences, like leading 'VESHAMARTA' –  an emergency campaign to rescue the elderly population and prevent the collapse of the Israeli healthcare system. As an organization that is focused on developing knowledge, the recent period has also provided us with a unique opportunity to examine the role and the effectiveness of collaborative processes under conditions of crisis, to gain insights and to develop tools for dealing with similar situations in the future. >> Read here

Sheatuf-yeda february 2020: Three models of collaborative social impact

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This issue of Sheatuf-yeda presents three different models of action aimed at generating collaborative social impact – two from abroad, and one from Israel, developed and implemented right here at Sheatufim. All three are models of collaborative action, whether multi-sector or single-sector, utilizing the unique assets of each sector or organization. Each of the examples provides a glimpse into the complexity of these processes as well as the significant outcomes they may yield. >> Read here

Rosh Hashana newsletter sptember 2020

newyearsmallThe new Jewish year begins under a cloud of constant change and uncertainty, as we face the challenges of dealing with the corona virus. The economic and social implications have created a state of emergency that requires the mobilization of all the players involved in socio-economic change. At this time, the need to build trust and to create mechanisms for collaborative action in order to promote social change, is stronger than ever. In light of this, we have set the goal of making Sheatufim the home of Collective Impact in Israel, promoting systemic responses to root problems in Israeli society. In the comming year, we will direct our professional capabilities to strengthening the tools and perceptions of leaders from all sectors for promoting social-systemic change, building relationships of trust and collaboration for the benefit of Israeli society. >>Read here

sheatuf-yeda July 2020: collaborative social action in complicated times

קואליצית העסקיםThese are complicated times for all of us, moving back and forth between emergency and routine. We continue promoting collaborative social action, learning and teaching the best ways to implement it at this time. We have chosen to share with you two original articles written by our team (in Hebrew), and another recent article written by Liz Weaver, Co-CEO of the TAMARACK Institute in Canada. The articles deal with collaborative social impact from different perspectives: The first – presents the business sector’s point of view of collaborative processes through the unique story of the Business Coalition in the 5×2 Initiative. The second – offers diverse ways to achieve inclusive online participation, and the third looks at Collective Impact initiatives on the day after the Corona virus. >> Read here

SHEATUFIM Passover Newsletter: Action in Corona times

eldad refaeliWe thought that our Passover newsletter would look completely different, but reality struck. Unlike past years, this Pesach which we usually celebrate as a festival of Freedom, is dominated by isolation and seclusion, and spring is taking on a different significance as well. Like many others, we have adjusted ourselves to the new limitations, with the goal of continuing to promote collaborative social impact. These days, we understand its importance and necessity more than ever. In this newsletter you will find a brief update on our core activities and get a glimpse of how we are harnessing our experience and skill in managing and leading multi-sector collaborative action to benefit society in this challenging time, through involving philanthropy, business and social organizations, in coordination with government ministries. >>Read here

Sheatuf-yeda newsletter december 2019: Real Change

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We are excited to close 2019 with issue # 5 of Shituf-yeda, showing that, however long and complex collaborative social impact processes may be, they have the power to change reality for the better. See, for example, how our collaborative processes in the State Comptroller's Office succeeded in bringing about a change in the Interior Ministry's policy on how to deal with sexual harassment in the local authorities in Israel.

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Sheatuf-yeda newsletter november 2019: Leading collaborative processes

2nestaAny collaborative process involving a variety of players from the public, social, and business sectors is, by its very nature, a complex one. Its success depends, among other things, on the ability of its leadership to create a broad partnership within the inter-organizational and interpersonal reality, and to face the ongoing challenges of building trust and reaching consensus among a wide range of stakeholders.In initiatives like Collective Impact, the “Backbone Organization” is responsible for all of the above functions. In public participation processes, this role will be filled by a facilitative body. Either way, it is a separate entity from all other stakeholders, whose role is to lead everyone towards the common goal. >> Read here

SHEATUFIM newsletter - september 2019

sfeatufim-181017-252-XL (1)A new year is upon us, bringing exciting beginnings alongside significant endings. You are invited to catch up on the fascinating stage of the 5X2 Initiative for STEM Excellence, on our participation processes in government offices, and our recently launched "Sheatuf-yeda" and Studio for Collaborative Social Processes.
Wishing you a year of productive social action, The Sheatufim Team

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Sheatuf-yeda september 2019: The third sector's place in collaborative processes

chart_TransToGovtFramework_592x592Collaborative social impact is created when diverse actors, from all sectors work together for a common purpose. While recognizing the importance and significance of interaction between the sectors, we have also learned that it is important to recognise the unique place, advantages and challenges that each sector brings to the table. In this spirit, we have chosen to devote the current Sheatuf-yeda to the third sector's place in collaborative processes, and to shine a spotlight on its perspective on cross-sector action in various models. >> Read here

Sheatuf-yeda newsletter august 2019: Public Participation

not_my_presidentCollaborative Social Impact can be achieved through a variety of strategies, each suited to different circumstances and goals. Public participation has recently become a core strategy in this regard. In our experience, as public participation practitioners in Israel for over a decade, we have learned that all these benefits are only gained when the participation processes are based on a well-founded conceptual and methodological infrastructure. When these are absent, there is no added value, and there is even a risk of damage. Here are examples of two very different processes, one from Hungary and one from Israel. There is, of course, a wide range of possibilities between these two examples, but what distinguishes between them is, primarily the professionalism and skill of process leaders and operators and their ability to formulate agreement and build trust. >> Read here

Sheatuf-yeda newsletter june 2019: Collective Impact

forumIn the last decade, “Collective Impact” has developed from a basic concept in a groundbreaking article, to a vital, diverse and effective field of action and learning. Organizations, researchers, and multi-stakeholders initiatives around the world are developing practical tools alongside theoretical models that enrich the accumulated discourse and experience. We chose to dedicate the first "Sheatuf-yeda" newsletter, to a hot update from the global knowledge front, dealing with the first stages of Collective Impact processes. We added a practical tool developed by our professional teams, for the purpose of building consent between multi stakeholders taking part in Collective Impact initiatives.  >> Read here