Vibrant Communities' Game Changer approach to poverty reduction represents an innovative new way offraming our work to more effectively support and inform our movement to reduce/eradicate poverty nationwide. The Game Changer approach cross-cuts our members’ local work, highlights high impact policies, and informs our shared evaluation process and framework. By zoning in on high impact strategies, we coordinate and enhance the work we are doing as a network, and accelerate our collective impact in reaching our poverty reduction goals.
Mark Holmgren, Director of Vibrant Communities Canada (VCC), has authored a Paper to describe VCC's Game Changer approach, entitled Sometimes to Hear the Music You Have to Turn Down the Noise | A Game Changer Approach to Poverty Reduction Strategy and Evaluation. Mark likens the experience of working with a number of stakeholders evaluating poverty reduction efforts, to the art of making music. In this Paper, Mark explains how to reduce the noise – of our clients, our funders and donors, our colleagues, governments at all levels, business leaders and their labour counterparts – using Game Changer thinking to design evaluations.
If you are working on a local collaborative poverty reduction initiative, or are working on achieving community change in other ways and are looking for a deeper understanding on evaluating your impacts, be sure to read this Paper. Mark Holmgren will also be joined by Mark Cabaj on October 14, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT to explain the framework and address questions.