Collective Impact

Overview

The Kansas Perinatal Community Collaboratives (KPCC) Model utilizes a Collective Impact Framework. Collective Impact is premised on the belief that no single policy, government entity, organization, or program can tackle or solve the increasingly complex social problems we face as a society.

The approach calls for multiple organizations or entities from different sectors to abandon their own agenda in favor of a common agenda, shared measurement, and alignment of effort. Primary components include a common agenda, common progress measures, mutually reinforcing activities, collaborative communication, and a backbone organization to coordinate and monitor activities. For more information on Collective Impact check out the Stanford Social Innovation Review Article, as well as the comprehensive toolkit on “How to Lead Collective Impact Working Groups” by FSG.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Stanford Social Innovation Review. Winter 2011 Article. John Kania and Mark Kramer, Foundation Strategy Group (FSG); Boston, Massachusetts.

Online Resources

What is Collective Impact?