On the one hand, collective impact is deceptively simple: a clearly defined framework with three pre-conditions and five conditions and a growing body of experience about how such an approach can effectively address complex social issues. But as is often the case, the devil is in the details, and Liz Weaver provides a detailed analysis from an implementation perspective based on the 12 years’ experience that the Tamarack Institute has had acting as the backbone organization for Vibrant Communities and now playing the lead role in Canada in providing support for the implementation and development of collective impact networks across the country.

Published in The Philanthropist Vol 26 No 1 Summer 2014.

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