Beyond the Buzzword: Examining Collective Impact as a Framework for Cross-Sector Collaboration(2017)
Despite the sizeable financial and human capital investment in the nonprofit sector, large- scale social issues, such as poverty and hunger, continue to plague our society. Collective impact, a framework for cross-sector collaboration that emerged in 2011, offers an approach that harnesses the capabilities of each sector to address systems-level change. A case study approach was used to examine the strengths and weaknesses of collective impact. The author conducted interviews with stakeholders from one collective impact organization addressing education in a mid-sized city in the United States. This study reports the findings, implications, and recommendations gained from a qualitative analysis of the interview data.
Publication DateSpring May 4, 2017
DegreeMaster of Nonprofit Studies
DepartmentSchool of Professional and Continuing Studies
Citation InformationMollie Brooks. "Beyond the Buzzword: Examining Collective Impact as a Framework for Cross-Sector Collaboration" (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mollie-brooks/1/