This week, the Collective Impact Forum is pleased to launch the series Collective Impact, 10 Years Later a sponsored series in partnership with the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Over the last decade, organizations working around the globe have applied the practice of collective impact to solving a broad range of social and environmental challenges. We can attribute much of the growth and sustained interest in collective impact to the learning and sharing of practitioners, funders, and many partners who have cultivated and worked to adapt the practice over time. Their experiences and feedback, as well as decades of collaborative work predating 2011, have contributed to the evolution of the approach, particularly around themes of equity, community ownership, power, data, and sustainability.
At this 10 year mark, we are excited to elevate a range of perspectives and voices from across the globe, each with unique experiences to share. Through articles, case studies, interviews, personal reflections, and roundtable conversations we will highlight the range of ways this approach has taken root—and importantly, the impact it has had on improving outcomes for marginalized and oppressed communities.
Ultimately, this series is a call to action for practitioners, funders, and social change leaders to design and implement cross-sector collaborations that focus on equity, community engagement, and power-sharing in order to contribute to positive results and justice in their work.
The Collective Impact, 10 Years Later series will unfold over the coming months and includes pieces on both the Collective Impact Forum and Stanford Social Innovation Review. A full list of pieces is below, and we will update this list as we release additional content over the coming weeks.
Collective Impact, 10 Years Later
Centering Equity in Collective Impact, by John Kania, Junious Williams, Paul Schmitz, Sheri Brady, Mark Kramer & Jennifer Splansky Juster. Read the article, listen to a podcast with several of the authors for a “behind the writing” deep-dive discussion, or watch a webinar that explores the article.
Bringing an Anti-Racist Approach to Collective Impact, a conversation between Miya Cain and Dr. Zea Malawa. Read an excerpt, a full transcript, or listen as a podcast.
Reflecting on Collective Impact for Place-Based Social Change, a roundtable discussion featuring Melody Barnes, Jennifer Blatz, Geoffrey Canada, Rosanne Haggerty, and Erik Stegman. Read an excerpt, a full transcript, or listen as a podcast.
Centering Racial Justice and Grassroots Ownership in Collective Impact by Kat Allen, Rachel Stoler, Keyedrya Jacobs, Ilana Gerjuoy, Sage Shea & Leigh-Ellen Figueroa
Using Data to Disrupt Systemic Inequity by Jennifer Blatz
Data in Collective Impact: Focusing on What Matters by Justin Piff. Read the article or listen to a podcast.
Power and Collective Impact in Australia by Kerry Graham, Liz Skelton, and Mark Yettica Paulson
How Field Catalysts Accelerate Collective Impact by Sylvia Cheuy, Mark Cabaj, and Liz Weaver
How Funders of Collective Impact Initiatives Can Build Trust by Victor Tavarez, John Harper, and Fay Hanleybrown. Read the article or listen to a podcast with the authors.
The Relational Work of Systems Change by Katherine Milligan, Juanita Zerda, and John Kania
Working in Partnership With Opportunity Youth by Monique Miles and Lili Allen
A Learning Agenda for Collective Impact by Jennifer Splansky Juster and Cindy Santos