UWCs Deepen Work with Innoweave: How you can partner to bring value to your community!

October 21, 2015

In Canada’s community sector, business as usual isn’t enough to deliver the results we need. That’s why Innoweave is working closely with United Way Centraides and their member agencies to help the movement deliver lasting impacts in communities across Canada.

Innoweave is a national, multi-funder initiative launched in 2012 by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation that helps community organizations clarify their impact, align their activities to outcomes, and focus on continuously growing and improving. Innoweave’s relationship has grown with many United Way Centraides over this time.  By working together we have helped  hundreds of member agencies in the UWC network begin to innovate and enhance their ability to achieve concrete community results.

Innoweave provides the community with value-added, cost effective tools for innovation. Opportunities to engage with coaches, ability to support learning and access to grants all elevate the Innoweave experience making them a great partner to work with.

– Talia Bell, Manager of Evaluation and Operations, United Way Calgary

To date, more than 20 United Way Centraides and Innoweave have partnered on numerous joint opportunities, working together to:

  • Host workshops and information sessions about how new tools of social innovation can help deliver greater impact
  • Convene and connect organizations to share information, identify emerging trends, and use the Collective Impact framework to develop integrated strategies to solve enduring problems
  • Co-fund organizations looking to directly apply a specific tool to enhance their impact, including through Innoweave’s Impact and Strategic Clarity module and its Youth CI and Seniors SI special initiatives.

United Way Centraides have also used Innoweave’s tools and support to get clarity and alignment on what impact they seek, and how to achieve it. United Way Centraide chapters in Toronto and in Burlington & Greater Hamilton recently participated in Innoweave’s Impact and Strategic Clarity, while United Ways in Kingston, Lanark, Victoria, Calgary and beyond have joined collectives working through Innoweave’s Youth CI (collective impact) and Seniors SI (social inclusion) initiatives.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Innoweave has been working across the UWC network and about how your United Way Centraide can partner with Innoweave to bring value to your community, please click here to register for a free upcoming webinarHow to Leverage the Innoweave Platform to Strengthen Your Member Agencies” hosted by Innoweave for United Way Centraide Canada members on October 28 at 12:00pm ET.

This presentation will be in English. Should you like to have this conversation in French, please email info@innoweave.ca.