Defining Regional Impact


There are times when even we are impressed, and maybe a little intimated, by regional star power -- like when you have regional county administrators, corporate executives, foundation heads and Richmond's new mayor-elect are gamely filling out Post-In Notes and sticking them to windows. (Many of you know the drill.)

We had an hour to help a group of 35 heavy hitters build some alignment around the key "wins" that would determine success for the Capital Region Collaborativein 2021. The Collaborative has sent the last seven years building cross-sector alignment around a set of regional priorities, and has helped initiate conversations, projects and activities to move those priorities forward. But at an organizational level, it turns out that success is also about getting, analyzing and acting on the right data; being creative about investments; and increasing public awareness that change is happening.