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Kathy Wirtanen
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P:  (540) 464-7361
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Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Collective Impact

 “Collective impact” refers to the idea that no single person or organization can create large-scale social change alone, instead the actions of many people or organizations working towards a common goal will create lasting solutions to complex, systemic societal problems. 

According to the Foundation Strategy Group (FSG), there are five conditions of collective impact success:
• Common Agenda
• Shared Measurement
• Mutually Reinforcing Activities
• Continuous Communication
• Backbone Organization


Further Reading on Collective Impact
Virginia Environmental Endowment on Collective Impact
FSG on Collective Impact
FSG Collective Impact Forum
Collective Impact by John Kania and Mark Kramer, Stanford Social Innovation Review (PDF)