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  1. Tools for Working Groups

    This toolkit includes a number of tools for Working Groups as they form, determine strategic...

  2. Equity Resources

    A list of resources, tools, writings, and related media on equity and inclusion. A printable...


  1. 27 Oct 2015

    Equity Summit 2015

    Dates: October 27 - 29, 2015
    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Join thousands of committed,...

A Community Built Around Sharing Resources and Experiences

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12 Habits for Wonderful People (fill in) - pilot Berkeley Springs WV
Morgan Messenger - NEWS - August 25, 2015 8 Points Mentioned Berkeley Springs, WV - On August 12 a new school and community wide project “12 Habits of Wonderful People” was introduced to the Warm Springs Middle School and Greenwood Elementary Schoo...
Paul Schmitz
There has been increasing buzz about “equity” and “racial equity” in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and among cross-sector collective impact efforts. This is a good thing and our nation’s persistent and rising racial and economic disparities...
Nadine Smet-Weiss
Our organization is serving as a backbone organization for a collective impact initiative related to teen pregnancy/adolescent sexual health. We just hired the manager for this initiative. We are also an agency that currently provides programming in...

Learn About the Collective Impact Community and Find Your Role

Sharing what works and what doesn’t so everyone can get better, smarter, faster is what we’re all about. The Collective Impact Forum gives practitioners a place to connect with others who are using the collective impact approach. Join the community to learn from the challenges and successes of others, and to access information vital to advancing your work.

  • Funder of Initiatives

    The Funder Community is a space for funders who support collective impact initiatives. If you would like to join this conversation, your registration must first be approved by the community manager.

  • Backbone Organization

    Individuals who work as dedicated staff for collective impact initiatives connect with peers in the Backbone Community. If you would like to join this community, your registration must first be approved by the community manager.

  • Partner Organization

    This is the place for all collective impact practitioners and those interested in collective impact — from business leaders, to nonprofits, to funders, to people in government, and others — to come together to share challenges, problem-solve, and learn from each other.