“Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.” Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2011

 

Collective Impact

Collective Impact is a collaboration framework that engages across sectors and groups who share a common interest to address a complex social issue, in a given community. All partners from different sectors work to create a shared view of the issues, strengths, measurement framework, and approach, with one organisation playing the role of a backbone in the partnership.

 

Key Players

More in-depth explanations of the concepts can be found at:

 

What to Read

Publications and articles on the topic include:

A useful guide to evaluating collective impact projects and a publication on the insights from 22 practitioners has been created by the Collective Impact Forum.

 

Case Studies

Examples of collective impact in practice can be found at: