In this landmark issue, The Philanthropist/Le Philanthrope journal explores collective impact from a Canadian perspective in depth and detail. The issue features articles on evaluating collective impact, community engagement, and the role of philanthropy within collective impact. For a table of contents and individual PDFs visit the Collective Impact Forum.
- Funders and practitioners of collective impact still have a lot to learn, and there is still a lively debate about how collective impact will work in different situations.
In the world of fundraising people give because they are asked. The corollary to that statement is that people rarely give if they are not asked. Therefore, it is incumbent upon backbone organizations hoping to raise money through philanthropy to proactively ask for money. In order to do so, organizations need to have the appropriate staff, volunteers, and infrastructure to identify and reach out to prospective donors and make the case.