Collective Impact

Collective impact is an approach which brings together different sectors for a common agenda to solve large, complex problems. The approach builds upon five interconnecting components that produce strong alignment and leads to large scale results.

Five Components

  • Common agenda
  • Shared measurement
  • Mutually reinforcing activities
  • Continuous communication
  • Backbone support
    • The role of the backbone is:
      • Guide vision and strategy
      • Support aligned activities
      • Establish shared measurement practices
      • Build public will
      • Advance policy
      • Mobilize funding

Readiness for Collective Impact

  • Shared sense of urgency that more and better of the status
  • Significant resources and attention; public and private funders willing to collaborate
  • Trust among the diverse leaders and stakeholders necessary to solve the problem.
Culture of Collective Impact

  • Being asset-based, engaging the community
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Building trust for collaboration
  • Practicing continuous learning
  • Holding integrity and accountability