The Collective Impact Forum podcast will share with you stories, insights, and expertise from those in the field working on collective impact efforts. By working across sectors to share experiences and knowledge, together we can help accelerate the effectiveness and further adoption of the collective impact approach.


In the fourth episode of the Collective Impact Forum podcast series, we talk with Erin White (FSG) and Elizabeth Gaines (The Forum for Youth Investment), two of the authors of the recent learning brief How Public Policy can Support Collective Impact.

In this podcast interview, Erin and Elizabeth discuss the paper’s key take-aways, including:

  • Why should collective impact efforts work with policymakers?
  • At which level are you more likely to see policy change—State or Federal?
  • How can practitioners and funders work with the government and influence policy change?

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Collective Impact Forum Podcast Episode 004

0 -1:34: Episode Introduction
1:35 - 16:45: How Public Policy can Support Collective Impact; An Interview with Erin White and Elizabeth Gaines
16:46 - 17:20: Outro

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Music featured in this episode:
"Light Through" by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


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