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Thesis
Beyond the Buzzword: Examining Collective Impact as a Framework for Cross-Sector Collaboration
(2017)
  • Mollie Brooks, University of Richmond
Abstract
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 Date
Spring May 4, 2017
Degree
Master of Nonprofit Studies
Department
School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Advisor
Andrew Schoeneman
Citation Information
Mollie Brooks. "Beyond the Buzzword: Examining Collective Impact as a Framework for Cross-Sector Collaboration" (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mollie-brooks/1/