General Resources and Tools


Collective Impact

In 2001 John Kania and Mark Kramer published this article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. In the article they outlined five key elements in a collective impact initiative:

  1. A common social agenda
  2. A shared measurement framework
  3. A shared plan of action for mutually reinforcing activities
  4. Open communication fostering genuine collaboration
  5. A backbone organisation with the skills and resources to keep everyone on track.

Resource: Collective Impact: Stanford Social Innovation Review Winter 2001