Why Collective Impact is More Than a Buzzword—In Two Minutes

There is no denying that collective impact has become a social sector buzzword. It’s often used as a blanket term for community efforts and grassroots movements, applied to many models of people working together for social change.

But collective impact isn’t another way to say “collaboration.” So what, exactly, is it? What makes collective impact different from other forms of collaboration and community engagement?

To answer these questions, the Collective Impact Forum worked with Elefint Designs to create Tackling Complex Social Problems through Collective Impact. In two minutes, the video explains how collective impact works and why it’s such an effective approach to social change. We hope that you’ll use this video as a tool to discuss collective impact at presentations, community meetings, within your organization, and when someone asks “what’s collective impact?”

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