“We at Spark Policy Institute and ORS Impact are excited to release the findings of a ground-breaking study in partnership with 25 collective impact sites in the U.S. and Canada as part of the Collective Impact Research Study.
The study sought to shed light on a fundamental question: To what extent and under what conditions does the collective impact approach contribute to systems and population changes? The study findings can be a tool — for refining the collective impact approach, strengthening existing initiatives, supporting new initiatives, and evaluating collective impact more meaningfully.
Our study is intended to add to the body of knowledge related to collective impact, building a better understanding of when and where it has an impact. To solve the entrenched social problems that still plague too many people and communities, it is crucial to continue deepening the sector’s understanding of the results collective impact initiatives are achieving, the challenges they face, and the lessons they have learned.”