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Regional Target Champions

Several Entities Have Stepped Up as Regional Target Champions

These champions have committed to the community wide movement to ensure 71k more young people are on a path to social and economic mobility, and have committed to Knowing and claiming their number’ towards this target and setting annual target(s) to the Cradle to Career outcome(s) their work ladders to. 


The Role of Regional Target Champions

No single organization is to blame for the pervasive social challenges we face, nor can any single organization be the sole architect of their solution. 

The nonprofit sector most frequently operates using an approach that we call isolated impact. It is an approach oriented toward finding and funding a solution embodied within a single organization, combined with the hope that the most effective organizations will grow or replicate to extend their impact more widely. Funders search for more effective interventions as if there were a cure for failing schools that only needs to be discovered, in the way that medical cures are discovered in laboratories. 

As a result of this process, nearly 1.4 million nonprofits try to invent independent solutions to major social problems, often working at odds with each other and exponentially increasing the perceived resources required to make meaningful progress.

Social problems arise from the interplay of governmental and commercial activities, not only from the behavior of social sector organizations. As a result, complex problems can be solved only by cross-sector coalitions that engage those outside the nonprofit sector.


Collective Impact”, Kania & Kramer (2011)

Who Are Regional Target Champions

  Regional Target Champions are key entities or groups with the ability to set population-level targets that align with at least one Cradle to Career milestone.

Their targets contribute directly to the regional goal of enabling 71,000 additional young people up to age 35 to meet these milestones by 2030, with an interim target of 3,398 by 2024.

  Their work ladders to at least one of the C2C outcome areas 

These Champions could include nonprofit organizations, coalitions, local government, neighborhood groups, businesses, etc. that directly impact C2C outcomes or who address the factors and barriers that prevent young people from being successful (healthcare, basic needs, housing, food security, juvenile justice, etc.) 


 Role of Regional Target Champions


  Pledge to join the community wide movement to ensure 71k more young people are meeting critical Cradle to Career outcomes
  Commit to the Knowing and claiming their number’ towards the overall 71K target and set annual target(s) to whatever C2C outcome(s) their work ladders to 
  Develop a key driver that illuminates what is impacting their focus population and their specific efforts to address these factors
  Track the progress and impact of their efforts and use this information to adjust, expand, abandon, or scale their efforts
  Identify gaps so the collective can problem solve around how to fill those gaps
  Contribute to a region wide policy agenda that removes barriers and advances efforts towards achieving regional goal
  Participate in Community of Practice with other Target Champions
  Work with the RMP Core Team to garner technical assistance and support as needed, share out and celebrate progress and lessons learned in real-time.

Learn More about becoming a Regional Target Champion

Contact Jody Nowicki, Senior Director of Collaborative Action,, with additional questions or to learn more.