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Stanford Social Innovation Review | December 2013

In a 2-part series on Stanford Social Innovation Review’s blog, FSG’s Katherine Errecart and Anjali Bhatt, and Shiloh Turner, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s vice president for Community Investment, discuss the importance of backbone organizations in collective impact initiatives. The first part outlines the 6 sources of influence that enable backbone organizations to shape and guide the work of collective impact, and the second describes the 4 measures of influence that can help to demonstrate the backbone’s contributions to the collective impact effort.