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 Leading cross-sector collaborations for social change

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Collective Impact and Impact Spheres

The Collective Impact approach defines principles of action for systemic processes, aimed at solving complex social problems through a unique, cross-sector partnership between various stakeholders. The approach was developed in the United States in the first decade of the 21st century, and Sheatufim was the first to implement it in Israel. Inspired by the approach, Sheatufim developed the Impact Spheres Model, a framework for joint action within the third sector. The two approaches offer different ways to solve complex social problems in Israel, each one of them applicable under different circumstances.

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Cross Sector Dialog and Government Participatory Processes

In 2008, the Israeli government adopted Resolution 3190, which initiated setting up “round-tables” in government ministries, with the aim of expanding the inter-sector dialog to new audiences. Sheatufim was chosen to set up and assist the first round-table in the Prime Minister's Office, and since then we have assisted 9 additional government ministries with more than 40 physical and online participation processes on a variety of topics. Thousands of participants took part in these processes, including senior government representatives, representatives from the business-philanthropic sector and civil society. Together, they helped promote legislation and government decisions, build innovative models of participation, develop inter-organizational infrastructures, and more.

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Research and Knowledge Development

Knowledge development and strategic dissemination have always been one of Sheatufim’s key activities, both for the purpose of expanding the organization's influence and for the professionalization of the field. In recent years, we have focused on the development of unique models and tools for cross-sectoral collaboration for physical and online public participation processes, and for initiatives like Collective Impact and Impact Spheres. In all of these, emphasis is placed on the development of applicable knowledge that combines theory from Israel and abroad with insights from the field, its dissemination and making it accessible to all actors and stakeholders.

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Learning and consulting

From day one, Sheatufim has worked to strengthen the social impact of the third sector in Israel by providing professional tools and accompanying social CEO’s in a variety of ways. We developed and operated unique learning frameworks such as the Sheatufim Forum for Social CEOs, the Israel Philanthropy Institute, and more. We have provided professional advice and guidance to social CEOs, and have implemented the concepts of social management developed at Sheatufim in a variety of selected frameworks in Israel. Today we focus on developing capabilities and providing tools for joint social impact for senior managers from all sectors.

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