By Erika Ditzman
In July of 2021 Achieve Brown County (ABC) has joined forces with nonprofit organizations Wello, Connections for Mental Wellness, and the POINT Poverty Initiative to create the Office for Collective Impact, located in the Railyard District at 340 N. Broadway, Suite 400. This space, previously occupied by Elevate97/Khrome, will allow for community-led collective impact to better serve Greater Green Bay. Prior to the move, ABC previously resided at Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Startup Hub.
Achieve Brown County has been inspired by the progress our colleagues at Wello, Connections and POINT have made in their critical collective impact efforts over the past few years. As our mutual understanding of what it takes to put the collective impact approach into practice continues to evolve, we are truly excited about how our coming together in a shared space will create new opportunities to learn from each other, develop and pursue more comprehensive strategies, share resources, strengthen efficacy, and ultimately amplify our outcomes and impact among ALL community members. We are also hopeful that our groundbreaking collaboration will inspire funders and policymakers to further consider the value of collective impact and increase their investments in it.
We would like to thank Elevate97 for the much-anticipated opportunity to have a collaborative space with other collective impact organizations. We would also like to thank Prevea/HSHS for their donation of office furniture and KI for conference room furniture, and Camera Corner/Chernick Family and Associated Bank for contributions towards cost of conference room technology.