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Collective Impact Consulting

FSG offers comprehensive support in the design and launch of collective impact efforts, including planning support, facilitation of strategy selection, and analysis and guidance for the development of shared measurement systems. We also offer evaluation of collective impact efforts at different stages of maturity.

Collective Impact Client Projects


Planning Support for Design and Launch of Collective Impact Initiatives

  • Assessing feasibility for collective impact.
  • Identifying key partners and building coalitions.
  • Defining the need and creating a call to action.
  • Developing and facilitating different levels of engagement for stakeholders.
  • Conducting secondary research on analogous efforts.
  • Creating a common vision and drafting a detailed action plan.
  • Documenting the collective impact design process.

Facilitation of Strategy Selection

  • Developing work plans and building capacity.
  • Developing and supporting work groups.
  • Conducting issue-specific research.

Development of Shared Measurement Systems

  • Conducting baseline data analysis.
  • Developing common goals and shared measures.
  • Mapping landscape of data availability and data capacity.
  • Exploring long-term data management options.

Evaluation of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Designing and implementing evaluation of collective impact efforts at different stages of maturity.
  • Developing mixed method approaches to match the specific evaluation needs of the collective impact effort.
I’m really pleased that we engaged FSG to help us take on the challenging work of reducing youth substance abuse. FSG set high standards for engaging all the key players, and their research was a valuable foundation for the work and the public funding that has followed. We now have a model initiative that others want to emulate.

Betsy dubovsky, executive director, the staten island foundation

How We Work

  • Engage stakeholders and beneficiaries in the design process.
  • Reflect a systems orientation that acknowledges that social problems are complex and dynamic. 

  • Build capacity of key stakeholders to work effectively in emergent and adaptive ways.

  • Communicate findings in ways that are meaningful and accessible to multiple stakeholders.
  • Inform and build the philanthropic and nonprofit fields.