Our Project Process

Watch a video:

CEO Arnold Weinfeld talks about how Prima Civitas works to make Michigan's economy stronger. Click to watch the video of his recent interview on JTV.

Our approach:

Working in diverse settings, sectors, and communities, we utilize the "collective impact approach" by uniting important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific economic problem.

Our approach is organized in three distinct phases:

Phase 1 - Initiate Action: We "survey the landscape" by engaging key partners, evaluating existing work, developing baseline data, and launching a governance structure that empowers champions.

Phase 2 - Organize for Impact: Working with the project partners and stakeholders, we establish common goals and shared metrics and create the necessary program support infrastructure.

Phase 3 - Sustain Action and Impact: In a coordinated way, we put in place sustainable processes that enable best practice collection and course corrections as we track progress toward a common goal.

More information on "collective impact" can be found through the Stanford Social Innovation Review.