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.

This episode features a conversation between two leaders in the collective impact field, Michael McAfee, President of PolicyLink, and Paul Schmitz, Senior Advisor to the Collective Impact Forum. In this fireside chat, they discuss what’s needed to build a culture of collaboration, equity, and accountability within collective impact efforts.

This fireside chat was held on October 18, 2016 at the workshop, Champions for Change: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact.

Resources Referenced in this Episode

Collective Impact Forum Podcast Episode 007

0 -1:42: Episode Introduction
1:43 - 51:40: Fireside Chat with Policylink's Michael McAfee and Collective Impact Forum's Paul Schmitz
51:41 - 52:06: Outro

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"Light Through" by Kevin MacLeod (
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