What We Do

Our Approach

How the Partnership Works Together To Achieve Results.

Research shows that successful collective impact initiatives typically have five conditions that together produce true alignment and lead to powerful results: a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support organizations.

The Rocky Mountain Partnership works to:

1. Empower

Empower community members most impacted by existing systems to co-develop solutions that improve outcomes impacting them.

2. Set Targets

Use disaggregated data to understand the current state of social and economic well-being of residents and set collective targets.

3. Shape Policy

Identify and work to eliminate systemic barriers through policy and advocacy work at the local, state, and national level.

4. Align Funding and Resources

Align funding and resources to strategies and efforts that achieve equitable results.

The Partnership is supported by a neutral team referred to as The Backbone that is largely behind the scenes yet as a catalyst for achieving community level progress. This includes engaging the community to ensure critical voices are heard, working across sectors to create a shared vision, and holding local partners accountable for results.

The Backbone supports the initiative thorough ongoing facilitation, technology and communications support, data collection and reporting, and handling the myriad logistical and administrative details needed for the initiative to function smoothly.