It has been a decade since the original article Collective Impact debuted in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and launched a global field of practice. Since then, this article remains the most downloaded article in the history of the Stanford Social Innovation Review with more than one million downloads and 2,400 academic citations to date. This milestone offers the perfect opportunity to reflect on what practitioners have learned as well as how it should evolve in response to significant changes and opportunities facing communities today.
Perhaps the most significant evolution in the practice of Collective Impact is a revised definition that explicitly recognizes equity as “the North Star” for why and how of collective impact. This new definition is:
“Collective impact is a network of community members, organizations, and institutions who advance equity by learning together, aligning, and integrating their actions to achieve population and systems-level change.”
Join Sylvia Cheuy as she invites Jennifer Splansky Juster and Junious Williams to explore the implications of Collective Impact’s revised definition; profile additional insights from the 10-year anniversary series and highlight what they see as emerging challenges and opportunities for the decade ahead as the work of Collective Impact continues to advance.