Despite the sizable financial and human capital investment in the nonprofit sector, large-scale social issues, such as poverty and hunger, continue to plague our society. Collective impact, a framework for cross-sector collaboration that emerged in 2011, offers a method to harness the capabilities of each sector to generate systems-level change. In this paper, the author examines the strengths and weaknesses of collective impact by conducting interviews with stakeholders from a collective impact initiative addressing education in a mid-sized city in the United States. This study reports the findings, implications, and recommendations gained from a qualitative analysis of the interview data.
"Beyond the Buzzword: Examining Collective Impact as a Framework for Cross-Sector Collaboration,"
VA Engage Journal: Vol. 6
, Article 1.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/vaej/vol6/iss1/1