2021 was a milestone year for those working in collective impact—10 years ago, the article “Collective Impact,” was published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. This article helped codify practices from successful collaborations that were working toward long-term population and system-level change.
In the decade since this publication, a lot has happened in the collective impact field, and collaboratives around the world have grown and evolved their practice to better support their communities’ needs.
We mark this milestone in a virtual coffee discussion that explores lessons learned over this decade. We focus on sharing an updated definition of collective impact and a set of key strategies to help collective impact efforts center equity in their work. The discussion featured a subset of the co-authors of the recent article Centering Equity in Collective Impact.
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Joining this discussion are:
- Jennifer Splansky Juster, Executive Director, Collective Impact Forum
- John Kania, Founder and Executive Director, Collective Change Lab
- Paul Schmitz, Senior Advisor, Collective Impact Forum
- Junious Williams, Senior Advisor, Collective Impact Forum
RELATED AND REFERENCED RESOURCES
Some resources that relate to this discussion or were referenced in the discussion chat include:
Resource: Evaluating Systems Change at the Tamarack Institute
Tool: Outcome Mapping