READ | The Relational Work of Systems Change

Collective impact efforts must prioritize working together in more relational ways to find systemic solutions to social problems. Without relational trust, it can be almost impossible to achieve your goals.

READ | SSIR Guide to Collective Impact, 10 Years Later

A collection of SSIR articles about collective impact to mark the publication of a seminal article by John Kania & Mark Kramer over ten years ago.

READ | Centering Equity in Collective Impact

Six social change leaders look back on a decade of applying the collective impact approach to address social problems, examining the ways that equity is central to the work.

JOIN | Collective Impact Forum

The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, is the place for those practicing collective impact to find the tools, resources, and advice they need. It’s a network of individuals coming together to share experience and knowledge to accelerate the effectiveness and adoption of collective impact.

READ | How Funders Can Spur Systems Change by Supporting “Field Catalyst” Organizations

The Bridgespan Group looks at ways of achieving large-scale social change by focusing on organizations that serve as “nerve centers” harmonizing the coordination and progress of myriad actors within an ecosystem. Such organizations, according to the research, are routinely underfunded, and the critical role they play is overlooked.

READ | Field Building for Population-Level Change

It takes meaningful, intentional coordination across a social change field’s actors—field building—to spark change on a massive scale. Bridgespan’s 2020 report identifies four key principles for funders to embrace to create conditions for field builders that accelerate their impact.