Forming a steering committee and creating a common agenda is hard work. I know this from personal experience of having supported multiple initiatives in their early stages. For example, in Kent County, Michigan, we worked with an emerging collective impact initiative called KConnect. Agreeing upon components of a common agenda, such as a vision statement, required steering committee members to grapple with fundamentally different ways of viewing the world (e.g., should we define our ultimate goal in terms of happiness, jobs, or graduation rates?). Yet despite these challenges, creating a common agenda can be very inspiring because everything is possible. After all, we don’t yet have to think about implementation!