The efforts of individual collective impact initiatives are strengthened when they are linked and loosely coordinated to advance systems change. Collective Impact initiatives that include systems change strategies demonstrate a capability to generate and scale solutions that successfully disrupt, and ultimately transform, the status quo. This is much more likely to happen with the support of a unique form of intermediary organization known as a field catalyst.
This article was published as part of the Stanford Social Innovation Review's Collective Impact, 10 Years Later series.
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