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This is the place for those practicing collective impact to find the tools, resources, and advice they need. It’s a network of individuals coming together to share experience and knowledge to accelerate the effectiveness and adoption of collective impact.

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  1. 15 Sep 2020

    Champions for Change 2020

    Save the Date! The Collective Impact Forum's backbone workshop Champions for Change 2020 will be...

A Community Built Around Sharing Resources and Experiences

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United Community - Backbone Function Director
United Community, serving as the "backbone agency" for the the Southeastern Fairfax Collective Impact Initiative (“the Initiative”) seeks a passionate and entrepreneurial Director of Collective Impact who will direct an cross-sector initiative aimed...
February 28, 2020
Evaluating the impact of long-term systems change work is always complex- there is no one-stop primer or resource that will truly encompass the questions that need to be asked and the data collection methods to use. Evaluating complex initiatives or...
Position Announcement Executive Director, Cradle to Career The Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) Initiative is seeking an entrepreneurial, strategic, and experienced leader to serve as its Executive Director. EC2C is a collective Impact initiative...

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.