What is collective impact? How is it different from other forms of collaboration? We know that these questions aren’t always easy to answer, even for collective impact practitioners.

That’s why the Collective Impact Forum has created a short motion graphic, Tackling Complex Social Problems through Collective Impact, to illustrate how collective impact works and why it’s an effective approach to social change.


Marci Ronik

technical assistance provider / consultant

Excellent resource to engage those who are new to Collective Impact-at all levels! Thank you for putting this together! I will be sharing it tomorrow at a Maternal Child Health Systems meeting that I am facilitating!!

Submitted by Marci Ronik on Mon, 2014-12-08 09:46

Great elevator speech! Thank you!


Submitted by Diana Green on Mon, 2014-12-08 09:54

Kathy Taylor

backbone organization

Excellent elevator "graphic".  This will be great to share.  

Submitted by Kathy Taylor on Mon, 2014-12-08 14:30

Catherine Martinson

backbone organization

Thank you for this video, it helps very much and the style of communication is perfect. it helps explaining funders and donors what we want to achieve!

Submitted by Catherine Martinson on Tue, 2014-12-09 01:36

Cristi Morf

backbone organization

Fantastic, thanks so much for sharing!

Submitted by Cristi Morf on Wed, 2014-12-10 17:36

Emily Benson

funder of initiatives

Thank you for this excellent introduction to Collective Impact. I look forward to sharing it with many organizations in 2015!

Submitted by Emily Benson on Mon, 2014-12-22 13:57

This is a great resource to use to help others understand this work.  Thanks!


Submitted by Cheryl (Boswell) McCarver on Mon, 2015-01-19 14:09

Lucie Honey-Ray

technical assistance provider / consultant

I work for a backbone organization - McCreary Centre Society in Vancouver. We are in your directory as Collective Impact - Youth Aging out of Care. This is an incredible video. Would it be possible to put it on our YouTube channel? 


Lucie Honey-Ray

Submitted by Lucie Honey-Ray on Mon, 2016-10-17 12:33

Tracy Timmons-Gray

administrator, backbone organization, blogger, community manager, content administrator, funder community of practice, funder of initiatives, other, partner organization, technical assistance provider / consultant

Hi, Lucie. We actually have the video on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmMk63ihNM

You might be able to add it to your Youtube channel from there.

Submitted by Tracy Timmons-Gray on Tue, 2016-10-25 20:44

Debra Henzey

backbone organization

How can I download this?   Not seeing a way to do this through YouTube or here.

Submitted by Debra Henzey on Thu, 2018-05-17 09:30