Collective Impact: Management & Design Best Practices

  • Design and implement your collective initiative with a priority placed on equity.
  • Address systemic structures and practices that create barriers to equitable outcomes for all populations, particularly along lines of race and class.
  • Be intentional about the collective design to ensure that an “equity lens” is in place throughout the process.
  • Include community members in the collaborative.
  • Include players from across sectors and different parts of community, including nonprofits, government, private sector, philanthropy, and residents.
  • Create a systems-level view.
  • Use data to continuously learn, adapt, and improve.
  • Cultivate leaders with unique system leadership skills, such as strong facilitation, management, and convening skills.
  • Focus on program and system strategies, such as those that increase communication and coordination.
  • Improve services system-wide, using current best practices and new evidence-based practices.
  • Build a culture that fosters relationships, trust, and respect across participants.
  • Customize the work to fit your local community context to ensure the strategies are most relevant to local needs.



Collaboration for Impact:

Collective Impact Forum:

FSG Reimagining Social Change:

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