This article argues that we are stuck in what the authors call an isolated impact approach to change, in which individual organizations are funded to solve single problems. The authors propose the choice of a collective impact approach, with diverse stakeholders working towards common goals for social change. While I think we need to build our own house before taking on the entire neighborhood, it makes sense for us to start thinking about how we can move toward working together with many partners (other non-profits, funders, businesses, government agencies, etc.) to transform the social realities of the country.
Submitted by Louise Lanzilotti
CEO/Artistic Director Kalikolehua – El Sistema Hawai‘i
Collective Impact (PDF)