Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work

Submitted by Anonymous on January 27, 2012 - 9:20am

This recent article by Fay Hanleybrown, John Kania, and Mark Kramer was featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.  It serves as a follow up article toa 2011 article titled, Collective Impact. 

In Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work, the authors take an in-depth look at how organizations of all types, acting in diverse settings, are implementing a collective impact approach to solve large-scale social problems.

The article outlines the conditions and phases of collective impact as well as exploring several examples of collective impact at work.  Some of these examples are Canadian approaches such as the Calgary Homelessness Foundation and Vibrant Communities Canada.  This article outlines the essential steps to implementing collective impact.  One thing stands out so clearly in this article: Shared measurement is essential.