“Sounds great, how can I get this funded?”
“We’re doing really exciting work in my region, but we’re concerned about sustainability.”
“The backbone just doesn’t seem as exciting to fund as the programmatic interventions.”
In the past couple weeks, I’ve had several conversations with a number of collective impact efforts. Despite the diversity of these efforts— efforts that span a range of social issues; some emerging, some established; some rural, some urban; and happening all around the country—I’ve been struck by a common challenge they’re facing: funding!