Creating Impactful Coalitions
There are several emerging models of effective coalitions that have been developed by leaders in government, academia, nonprofits, and philanthropy. These models are summarized below and links are provided to related articles and resources.
Collective Impact is achieved when a group of agencies, organizations or individuals intentionally work together through a common agenda to solve social problem. A series of articles published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review establish a set of core principles for attaining collective impact which include:
- Development of a common agenda
- Implementation through a coordinated mutually reinforcing set of activities
- Continuous communication among the partners
- Investment in a "backbone" organization to manage the overall process and communication
- Use of shared measurements for progress and success