We are building an influential movement of people able to change systems.

We work with communities, government, philanthropy and anyone tackling big problems by shifting the conditions holding complex challenges in place.

About Collaboration for Impact

We support systems change initiatives across Australia. We can support you too.

We build your capacity to design and deliver systems change so the populations you care about thrive. We specialise in cross-sector collaboration and systemic transformation and our support to you can range from weeks to years, and from local to national.


What is the change you are seeking?

If you are seeking to create better outcomes for people impacted by system failures, we can support you. We currently work with initiatives wanting to create better outcomes in relation to:

  • Community resilience, especially in response to external shocks like bushfires and COVID-19
  • Children experiencing developmental vulnerability
  • Equity for First Nations people, self-determination and treaty-making
  • Justice and prison reform
  • Health and wellbeing, including obesity and the impact of illicit drugs
  • Youth transitions
  • Climate change and energy transitions
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Where do you want to make change?

If you are seeking to change the system in your suburb or on a national issue, we can help you.  We currently work with initiatives focused on suburb, local government areas, regions, states and nationally.

Where are you at in your systems change work?

We will meet you where you are – whether you are just starting out or have been working on systems change for years.  We take a phased approach to systems change that we call the Collaborative Change Cycle.  The Collaborative Change Cycle supports collaboration to address complex issues by spelling out the work involved in the phases and stages of an effective systems change process.

See more on how we work

CFI learning initiatives

With support from partners, CFI has created two freely available online learning platforms – Platform C and Deep Collaboration – which support the practice of collaboration for systems change.

We also share our experience and learnings through public events and resources which influence and celebrate collaborative ways of working. CFI webinars, publications and events are found here:

Learning resources & events

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Platform C provides free access to critical information, tools, case studies and support. We have built a world-class, online learning platform that makes system change accessible, no matter what role you play or where you live.

Rich in content and paired with access to CFIs’ network of specialists, Platform C enables people to design, lead and implement collaborative processes that drive transformational change for people and places.

Discover Platform C

Deep Collaboration is created by First Nations and other multicultural Australians, sharing their ideas, experiences and expertise to find a new way to work and lead together. The processes and tools here have been developed by CFI from work that brought together First Nations and other multicultural Australians to build collaboration.

The website describes a way of working that follows the values and steps needed to create this shared leadership.

Explore Deep Collaboration

2021 ChangeFest Events

ChangeFest is a national celebration of place-based social change which will be hosted in the Northern Territory in 2021. CFI is one of four national conveners of ChangeFest and is also supporting ChangeFest on the Road, a series of smaller events developed with local communities.

Find out more about ChangeFest