The Collective Impact model
18th August 2023
Collective Impact is a framework for collaboration that engages communities, sectors and groups in place-based settings to address a complex social issue. And ultimately create social change.
It’s based on the idea that in order to address social impact, a complex and systematic approach to improve inequity is needed (1). It was first coined by Kania and Kramer (2011), who developed the framework, consisting of 5 elements aimed at creating population change on complex social issues. It has grown in popularity and been described as a “distillation” of existing knowledge and wisdom to guide collaboration (2).