Collective Impact – Research


Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.


This follow-up on the popular “Collective Impact” article provides updated, in-depth guidance.

On June 4, a dozen social sector leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ways in which growing numbers of communities are aligning resources and pulling together to create significant change on a community problem—an approach called collective impact.

An in-depth review of what it takes to be a backbone organization, and how to evaluate and support its work.