Collective Impact Changes Communities, Changes Lives
Collective Impact. Two words you're likely hearing more and more today. At its simplest level, Collective Impact happens when a core group of people or organizations come together around a shared goal with a common set of strategies and metrics. No individual agendas. No duplication. Everyone bringing their strengths to the table to solve a social issue that cannot be solved alone.
For over 10 years, United Ways have been taking a leadership role as backbone organizations to make Collective Impact a reality in communities around the world. The United Way of Northern California has recently launched its first collective impact initiative, Prosperity. Read more about the initiative here.
Below are the five conditions of Collective Impact, these factors help to ensure the success of initiatives that follow the framework.