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December 9th, 2014

Collective Impact is a Work in Progress

Nationwide advocates of collective impact hope it can achieve the nonprofit sector’s holy grail—something often attempted but too seldom accomplished: achieving lasting progress in tackling big systemic problems, in areas such as education and criminal justice.

But even the most ardent advocates of the approach worry that it is being overhyped, and they acknowledge that many prominent collective-impact efforts have a long way to go before they can claim success.

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Intensive Joint Efforts to Solve Big Problems Are a Work in Progress

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Schools Are Main Focus of Collective Action but Don’t Account for the Biggest Successes

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