Communities often have more than one organization that can take on aspects of an overarching leadership and coordination role. This tool outlines several attributes to consider when determining which organization(s) are the strongest candidates for playing these roles.

This worksheet can be used to gain input from various stakeholders via a peer assessment. It is also useful for self-assessment to identify organizational strengths and areas of growth.

The “Backbone Support Assessment” webinar included here offers guidance and examples for how to use the Backbone Support Assessment tool to further your collective impact efforts.

Watch a Video about the Backbone Support Assessment