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Achieving Collective Impact – Next Crucial Steps

As “collective impact” gains traction, Karen Pittman writes about the importance of making collaborations stronger and more effective.
Information Update
October 7, 2011

“I knew something was up last winter when I received more than 20 e-mails in a span of 48 hours asking if I had read this new article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.”

So recalls Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, as she starts her new blog about “collective impact” – a concept that’s at the core of Ready by 21, and that’s catching fire in the areas of youth development, education and community change. Writing for FSG – a nonprofit consultant that is driving the collective impact idea – Karen explains how to use this momentum to take the crucial next step: Make collaborations stronger and more effective.