Deciding What Type of Collaborative Group Meets Your Need

Change Matrix promotes collaboration for collective impact, learning and innovation. Collaboration can enhance our work, help us address community issues, and implement community-driven solutions. But collaboration isn’t always easy. It can be hard to know what collaboration should look like, since collaborative groups can take many forms. Through our work with states and communities, the Change Matrix team has experienced and supported different types of collaboration and the recognizes the value of each type. This tool attempts to highlight some of the most popular types of collaborative groups. While there are no clear-cut definitions and this list is not exhaustive, we present a few key considerations as you are forming your group.

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What are some other group types and considerations? We would love to hear from you. After all, through collaboration, we can often generate a more meaningful outcomes!

Contributed by: Naomi Ortega Tein & Sandra Silva
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